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Crash drama: Cyclist in serious but stable condition after collision
A FEMALE cyclist is now in a serious but stable condition after a collision with a car in Westbourne .
Emergency services were called to the junction of Princess Road and Prince of Wales Road in Bournemouth at 7.25pm on Wednesday.
Yesterday police were back on the scene measuring the road and taking pictures as investigations into what happened continue.
A Dorset Police spokesman said that a blue Peugeot 207 being driven by a 67-year-man from Poole and a pedal bike being ridden by a 47-year-old woman from Bournemouth had collided.
The woman suffered a serious head injury and her condition was intially life-threatening but on Friday morning police said she was now serious but stable. She is being treated at Southampton General Hospital.
The driver of the car was uninjured.
Police closed the road for several hours after the collision while investigators examined the scene.
Doreen Hatton, who lives next to the junction, said: “I heard a thud, but no screech of brakes, which you do a lot out there.
“When I came out there was someone on the floor, it was raining and murky.
“You see a lot of near misses and I’m frightened they will come through the fence. They could do with some humps to slow them down.”
Other neighbours described hearing the impact and also said the junction was a black spot for accidents and close-calls.
Sue and Mike Harris, who live in a building overlooking the junction, saw the aftermath of the crash.
Sue said: “We saw a lot of police activity. The car was roped off and they had different kinds of equipment to check things out. It’s very nasty.”
Mike added: “The ambulance came shooting up and it came in the ‘no entry’, so it was obvious it was something urgent.
“I often see vehicles come down here and in some cases they don’t even slow down.”
Witnesses should contact PC Kevin Adlem of Poole Traffic Police on 101, or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.