A MAN has been killed and four others hurt in a three-vehicle crash in Wool.

Police have appealed for witnesses after the collision, which involved a black Land Rover Defender towing a caravan, a grey Hyundai Tucson and a black Ford Fiesta.

Dorset Police was called at 5.35pm yesterday to a report of a collision on the A352 between the Woolsbridge Roundabout and Wool train station.

Officers attended, along with the ambulance service and fire service, and a number of casualties were treated for injuries.

A man aged in his 30s and from London was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed.

Four other people were taken to Poole Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the scene to take place.

Sergeant Rhys Griffiths, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who sadly died at this difficult time and we are carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, or the manner of driving of any of the vehicles involved prior to it, to please contact us. I would also like to hear from anyone who may have relevant dashcam footage.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the road closures. These are absolutely necessary to enable the emergency services to deal with the incident and for a detailed examination of the scene to be carried out.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, via email SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 5:357. Alternatively call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.