Woman in her 50s seriously injured in Dorchester gas tanker crash

A WOMAN was seriously injured after a crash involving a gas tanker near Dorchester.

The incident, on the A35 Dorchester Bypass near the Stinsford Roundabout, happened at just after 2.45pm on Sunday (June 2).

It involved a silver Mazda Bongo camper van and a white DAF gas tanker.

The driver of the Mazda – a woman in her 50s – was freed from the vehicle by emergency services and taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond and for an examination of the scene, police said, and were cleared at around 6.30pm.

Sergeant Dave Cotterill, of the Wiltshire Police Roads Policing Team, said: “We are carrying out enquiries as we seek to establish the full circumstances of this collision.

“There were a number of motorists in the area at the time and I am keen to hear from any witnesses, or anyone who may have captured any relevant dashcam footage, who have not already spoken to police.

“I appreciate this collision resulted in the closure of a main route for a period of time and I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during these closures, which were vital to enable us to respond to and investigate this incident.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, by email to, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55240082402.

They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously via or by calling 0800 555 111.

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