Two policemen and a motorcyclist are hospitalized with serious injuries after two separate crashes on a stretch of Dorset road.
Police were injured when a red Volkswagen Polo crashed into a stationary police car on Portland Beach Road, Dorset Police said.
They were on their way to the scene of an earlier accident that seriously injured a motorcyclist.
Police said the first crash happened around 11:35 p.m. Thursday (June 29) and involved a blue Honda motorcycle and a red Peugeot 308.
The ambulance service responded and the motorcyclist was rushed to hospital with injuries that police say could be life threatening or life changing.
The second accident happened at 2:30 a.m. on Friday June 30.
Police said later Friday morning that a 22-year-old man from Weymouth had been arrested on suspicion of driving offenses in connection with the second collision and was helping officers with their investigations.
Traffic Unit Police Sergeant Joe Pardey said: “I appeal to witnesses of either collision who have not yet spoken to the police to come forward. .
“I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the driving of one of the vehicles involved before the two collisions.
“I want to thank members of the public for their patience with the road closures that have been put in place to allow emergency services to do their jobs.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police, uk, e-mail email@example.com or by calling 101, quoting the number d ‘Incident 29: 499. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.