Driver arrested after Ringwood cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in crash
A CYCLIST from Ringwood was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision with a car last night (Monday).
The rider, who was in his 50s, was taken to Southampton General Hospital after the incident at about 8.30pm involving a silver Renault Clio on the B3081 near the turning to Alderholt.
The driver of the Renault, who was in his 30s and from Hampshire, was unhurt. He was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving offences and was helping police with their enquiries.
The road was closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and for investigations of the scene.
Sgt Lee Savage, of Dorset Police’s traffic unit, said: “We are carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this collision and I am appealing for any witnesses to please come forward.
“I would urge any motorists who were travelling in the area and have dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please view it for any relevant footage that may assist my investigation.”
He added: “Finally, I would like to thank motorists for their patience during the road closure, which was absolutely necessary to enable emergency services to attend the scene in a safe manner and provide medical treatment.”
Contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 29:737 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.