Taxi driver killed in A35 head-on car crash

A taxi driver from Poole has died in a collision near Dorchester.

Police said the crash happened on the A35 near Winterbourne Abbas at about 22:45 GMT.

It involved a Peugeot 307 estate taxi which police said crossed into the path of oncoming traffic and hit a blue Ford Mondeo estate.

Members of the public, police and ambulance crews attempted to resuscitate the 46-year-old taxi driver who died at the scene.

The 65-year-old driver of the Ford Mondeo was taken to Dorchester County Hospital with serious injuries.

Officers appealed for anyone with information about the accident to contact them.

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