Appeal after Wareham crash

Wareham Police are appealing for witnesses after a fail to stop collision near Corfe Castle.

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Appeal after car hits workman

A driver hit a barrier and hit a barrier which knocked a 35-year-old workmen into a ditch and the driver failed to stop.

The incident happened around 10.20am on Thursday 12th September along East Street in Wareham.

Several employees from a water company were carrying out emergency repairs by the roadside when a vehicle is believed to have lost control and struck a protective barrier.

The barrier then hit a 35-year-old Swanage man who was digging and knocked him into a three foot ditch.

The vehicle failed to stop and drove off.

I am appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact Dorset Police urgently.

We believe the offending vehicle was a dark coloured people carrier, possibly a red Citroen, and it may have damage to the front passenger side wing.

I am confident the driver will be aware a collision occurred at the scene before they drove off and I would urge them to do the right thing and speak with the police. Fortunately the victim only suffered minor bruising in the incident and wasn’t seriously hurt.”

– Jon McCarthy, Sergeant from Wareham Police
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