Police hunt driver after hit-and-run crash in West Parley

POLICE are hunting a driver reported to have left the scene of a three-vehicle crash in Ferndown.

The incident unfolded at around 4.50pm on Thursday (December 7) on the B3073 Christchurch Road, near the Parley Cross junction, in West Parley.

The crash involved a silver Vauxhall Astra, a blue Mitsubishi L200 and a blue Kia Ceed and Dorset Police said it was reported the male driver of the Astra made off from the scene.

He is described as being between 5ft 9 inches and 6ft tall, of thin build, with a dark, scruffy beard. He was wearing a dark-coloured hooded anorak, dark tracksuit bottoms and a beany hat.

Officers attended the scene and the junction was temporarily closed. There was no report of any serious injuries.

PC Kier Dagnall, of the Roads Policing Team, said: “This incident resulted in the closure of a major junction, and it is fortunate that no one was seriously injured.

“I would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding during the closure.

“We are carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the collision. I would urge any witnesses to the collision itself, or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved, to please contact us.

“I would also like to hear from motorists who may have captured any relevant dashcam footage.

“I would also urge the driver who allegedly made off from the scene to come forward and contact us so we can hear their account of the incident.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230192438. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *