2015: Arrest after man suffers fractured skull when car flips over and lands in woods

A man suffered a fractured skull and a dislocated shoulder after the car he was travelling in overturned and landed in woods. Police said a man has been arrested following the crash in Kingston, near Corfe Castle, last night. Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

It happened about 10.50pm yesterday, Thursday, July 16, when a Black Skoda Yeti came off the road on the B3069 West Street, near to Kingston Country Courtyard.

Two men aged 24 and 25, and both from Reading, were in the vehicle which was travelling from Langton Matravers toward Kingston when it left the road, overturned and landed in nearby woods.

The 25-year-old man was taken to Poole Hospital with serious injuries, including a fractured skull and dislocated shoulder. He is said to be in a stable condition and his next of kin have been made aware. Police, fire and ambulance emergency services attended the scene and the road was closed while the collision investigation team examined the area.

PC James Howes, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “We are making enquiries to determine exactly what happened.

“I am appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact me. I would also urge anyone who saw the manner of driving of the Skoda immediately before the incident to contact Dorset Police on 101.”

A 24-year-old man from Reading has been arrested in relation to the incident and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 16:494. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Bournemouth Daily Echo, 17 July 2015

2009: Motorist killed in Corfe Castle crash

A motorist died after his car crashed into a wall on the B3069 near Corfe Castle, police said. Emergency services were called to West Street in Kingston at around 6pm yesterday.

The driver’s black Mercedes had left the road and smashed into a wall near the Scott Arms pub. The 57-year-old man, from the Swanage area, was airlifted to Poole Hospital by the police helicopter but was later pronounced dead.

Dorset Police are urging any witnesses to contact them on 01305 222222.

Bournemouth Daily Echo, 20 January 2009