Collision between two vans and a car

A three-year-old girl was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital after suffering serious injuries in a collision at Wickham.

Police are appealing for information after a Volkswagen van, a Toyota Yaris and a Ford Transit van collided on the A32 near its junction with Forest Lane.

The incident happened around 11am on 27th September 2012. The three-year-old girl, who's from Ryde, was in the Yaris. She was taken to Southampton General Hospital and is in a critical condition.

Her mother went with her to hospital. She and the driver, a 31-year-old man from Essex were uninjured.

The Volkswagen driver, a 54-year-old Romsey man, was uninjured. He was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and bailed until 10th January 2013, pending further enquiries.

The Transit driver, a 34-year-old Southampton man, was uninjured.

This was a serious collision that’s left a young girl critically ill in hospital. We closed the road for around five hours in order to investigate the scene and recover the vehicles involved and I’d like to thank anyone who was affected for their patience.

We understand there were at least two other vehicles driving ahead of the three involved in the collision at the time. I’d like to hear from these drivers, or anyone who can help us to identify them, to see if they assist our investigation."

– Sergeant Andy Lynch, Roads Policing Unit

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