Driver hurt in crash on A35 near Toldpuddle

A DRIVER was hurt after a crash on the A35 Puddletown Bypass on Saturday (May 18).

Police were called to the westbound carriageway of the route, near Tolpuddle, at around 1pm on Saturday (May 18), after reports of a single-vehicle crash.

Emergency services attended and the driver was checked over by the ambulance service, but did not require hospital treatment, said Sergeant Anneka Stone, of Dorchester police.

“We are carrying out enquiries into the circumstances of this incident and I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or the manner of driving of the vehicle involved prior to it,” she said.

“I would also urge any motorists who were driving in the vicinity and have dashcam fitted to please review their footage from around the relevant timeframe to see if they have captured anything of relevance.”

Anyone with information about the crash should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting reference 55240074214.

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