Man seriously injured and another arrested after Dorchester crash

A MAN was arrested and another left in a serious condition in hospital after a crash near Dorchester.

The incident happened at around 12.50pm on Saturday (July 22) at the B3143 Slyer’s Lane crossroads.

Police said the crash involved a grey Volkswagen Polo and a blue Suzuki Carry van.

A man in his 30s, from Poole, was taken to hospital for treatment by the ambulance service.

His condition is described as serious and his family has been informed, a Dorset Police spokesperson said.

A 22-year-old man from Dorchester was arrested on suspicion of a driving offence and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Road closures were put in place to allow emergency services to safely deal with the incident and the road reopened at around 7.50pm.

Police Sergeant Richard Stroud, of the Roads Policing Team, said: “I am carrying out enquiries to establish what happened and would ask any motorists who witnessed the collision to please come forward.

“Also, I am keen to hear from anyone who was travelling in the area and may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage.

“Finally, I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place, which allowed us to carry out a thorough examination of the scene.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, by email to or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230114641. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.