UPDATE: Car crash results in death of seven-year-old boy


A seven-year-old boy has tragically died after being taken to Poole Hospital following a car crash yesterday morning.

At around 8:00am Wednesday morning there was a collision involving a silver Peugeot 107 at Sherborn Crescent in Canford Heath.

Five ambulances and an air ambulance were at the scene, resulting in Sherborn Crescent being closed for several hours between Cranford Heath Road and Adastral Road. The area was re-opened at 1:00pm.

Yesterday’s incident follows on from a series of three separate fatal crashes in Dorset, which all occurred within a 24 hour period from the beginning of May this year. These crashes occurred in Boscombe, Dorchester and Bournemouth.

road-ahead-closedAs well as this, six Southampton men were charged in connection with a serious crash on the A35 on May 7th which left four people injured. The men appeared at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on October 10th.

More recently there have been two fatal crashes on the Dorchester roads, involving the deaths of a 37 year-old and a 49-year-old only last weekend.

In 2015 alone, the number of reported serious injuries or fatalities from collisions reached a record high of 392 cases which is more than one person a day.

The importance of safe driving is more essential now than ever before. At this time of year, driving in winter conditions can be particularly dangerous.

Bournemouth Borough Council urges drivers to visit Think Road Safety, which offers tips and information about driving safely at this time of year.

If you have any information please contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101 and quoting the incident number 12:70.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.