Three people, including a mother and her three-year-old daughter, have been seriously injured in a collision in Blandford, Dorset.
Police were called at 7.52am this morning, 24 August, when a white Ford Transit van and a silver Vauxhall Astra crashed into each other on the A354 at Thickthorn Cross.
The driver of the Astra, a 34-year-old woman from Shaftesbury, sustained a serious head injury, while her three-year-old daughter sustained a life-threatening head injury. They were both flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.
The driver of the van was a 44-year-old woman from Salisbury, who was taken to Salisbury District Hospital for treatment.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to assist with their investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Constable 1970 Kevin Farenden of the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, or by emailing SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or calling 101, quoting incident number 24:76.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or on the website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.