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Man fights for his life after serious accident near Sherborne Bath City News

A man fought for his life after a serious accident near Sherborne.

Dorset Police were called in in an accident near Keepers Cottage in the Gainsborough Hill area south of Sherborne around 7.30am on Tuesday 8 June.

The collision involved a silver Toyota and a blue Subaru.

A Dorset Police statement said: “The driver of the Toyota – a man in his 50s from the Sherborne area – was seriously injured and was taken to Yeovil District Hospital.

“He was then transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol where he remains in critical condition.

“The driver of the Subaru – a woman in her 50s from the Bradford Abbas area – was slightly injured.

“The road was closed while emergency services responded to the incident and a site survey was carried out. It was reopened shortly before 10 a.m.”

Traffic Unit Constable Jay Griffin said: “Our hearts are with the man who was seriously injured and his family at that time.

“We are conducting a thorough investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision.

“I urge all witnesses or anyone who has captured anything of importance on the dashcam to contact us.”

The police statement added: ‘Anyone with information is requested to contact Dorset Police at, by e-mail to or by calling 101, quoting event number 55210090535.

“Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent Crimestoppers charity online at or call the free number 0800 555 111.”

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