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Motorcyclist killed, cyclist seriously injured, after crash in Poole

Fatal collision happened yesterday morning – police appeal for witnesses

A motorcyclist has been killed and a cyclist seriously injured after a road traffic collision in Poole.

Dorset Police, who are appealing for witnesses, say that they were alerted to the fatal crash on Ringwood Road at the junction with Fernside Road outside the Shah of Persia pub at 0713hrs on Tuesday 21 December.

The rider of the silver KTM motorbike involved in the crash, a local man aged in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said that his family have been informed.

The cyclist, a man from Poole aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police Constable Michael Burt, of Dorset Police’s traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved.

“We are carrying out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of the incident and I am appealing to any witnesses to please contact Dorset Police.

“We understand there may have been another motorcyclist in the area at the time and we would ask them to please get in touch as they may have important information to help our enquiries.

“I am also keen to hear from any motorists who were travelling in the area and may have captured the incident on dashcam footage.”

Road closures were put in place while officers carried out a detailed examination of the crash scene.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact police via their website, on email to scit [at] or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 21:87.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers at or by calling the Freephone number 0800 555 111.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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AlsoSomniloquism | 2 years ago

From the report it seems there was only the Cyclist and Motorbiker involved with the latter surprisingly being the fatality. One of them a RLJ maybe. Especially as traffic has been very light this week due to the WFH orders and schools breaking up.

Joeinpoole | 2 years ago

I live locally and there are always accidents at that junction. I think it's usually drivers turning right on to Longfleet Rd but don't see oncoming traffic due to the brow of the hill on Fernside Rd.

If the traffic lights were modified to include a right-turn filter it should eliminate this issue.

lonpfrb replied to Joeinpoole | 2 years ago
Joeinpoole wrote:

If the traffic lights were modified to include a right-turn filter it should eliminate this issue.

Thanks for your insight Joe.

Why does it take a fatality before bad highway design is reconsidered, if it is...

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