Child flown to hospital after crash near Wareham

A CHILD was taken to hospital by air ambulance after a crash near Wareham.

The incident, which involved two cars, happened on the A351 Sandford Road, at Sandford, at around 2.50pm on Sunday (August 27).

It involved a black Volkswagen Up! and a white Vauxhall Zafira, Dorset Police said.

A child passenger of the Volkswagen was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital for treatment to injuries that are believed to be serious but not life-threatening or life-changing.

The female driver of the Volkswagen was also taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

All other occupants of the vehicles were checked over by the ambulance at the scene and were not believed to have sustained serious injuries.

Road closures were put in place as emergency services responded to the incident.

PC Adam Carr, of the Roads Policing Team, said: “We are conducting enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this collision and I would urge anyone who saw what happened or motorists who might have captured relevant dashcam footage to please contact us.

“I would also like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the road closures.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, by email to, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230135643. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous Reply

    I got stuck in the traffic along with many, many others. My first thoughts are obviously with those involved in this terrible incident.

    When I got turned around, the council staff were putting up diversion signs, so they knew about it. Many motorists like me had no idea it had happened, despite modern cars and tech. Why don’t the police heavily publicise the road closure to prevent lots of people, like me, inconveniencing local residents and everyone getting stuck for hours. Had I known, I would have delayed my journey.

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