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New Milton man charged after pedestrian pushing pram suffers life-threatening head injury in collision at Redhill Park, Bournemouth

A NEW Milton man arrested after a woman pushing a pram was badly injured in a crash has now been charged.

Dale Clark (38), of York Avenue, faces charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a road traffic collision and driving a motor vehicle above the legal alcohol level.

He was due to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday).

Dale Clark was due at Poole Magistrates' Court today (Thursday)
Dale Clark was due at Poole Magistrates' Court today (Thursday)

It follows an incident on Tuesday in Redhill Park, Bournemouth, where a female pedestrian in her 30s – who was pushing a pram – was involved in a collision with a Toyota RAV4.

She suffered a life-threatening head injury and she remains in hospital in a critical condition. The baby was also taken to hospital as a precaution, but was uninjured.

Sergeant Richard Stroud, of the police traffic unit, said: “Following a detailed investigation, we have consulted with the Crown Prosecution Service, which authorised the charges.

“Our investigation is continuing and I would like to thank everyone who has provided information so far.

“I am now appealing to a member of the public who was jogging in the area at the time to please come forward as they may have important information help our enquiries.

“I would like to remind the public that this matter is now the subject of active court proceedings and it is important to stress that there should be no commentary or sharing of information online or on social media that could potentially prejudice these proceedings.”

Those with information should contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, email scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or call 101, with reference 11:111.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously at Crimestoppers-uk.org or on 0800 555 111.

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