David Grant-Jones tribute

David Grant-Jones

Caption: David Grant-Jones

Crime, Dorchester | Posted: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 1:26 pm | return to news

Tribute to man who died in fatal collision near Bere Regis

The family of a man who died in a fatal collision on the westbound lane of the A35 Dorchester bypass near Bere Regis has issued a tribute.

Dave Grant-Jones’ family has issued the following tribute:

“It is with complete heartbreak and sadness that our family have to announce the very sudden and tragic loss of Dave Grant-Jones.
“He was a husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and was loved by all that knew him.

“We would like to ask at this time that people respect the privacy of our family while we try to come to terms with this shocking news.”

The incident that resulted in David Grant-Jones’ death occurred at 4.40pm on 14 July, when Dorset Police was called to reports of a three-vehicle collision on the westbound lane of the A35 Dorchester bypass near Bere Regis, just before the single carriageway becomes a dual carriageway.

The collision involved a white BMW, a white Land Rover Freelander and a silver Mercedes.

David Grant-Jones, driver of the Freelander, sustained serious injuries and died at the scene. His wife, 59-year-old Heather, who was travelling in the front passenger seat of the Freelander, sustained serious injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

David Grant-Jones

Caption: David Grant-Jones

The driver of the BMW, a 27-year-old man from Bournemouth, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment. A 39-year-old Bournemouth man who was travelling in the BMW sustained a life-threatening head injury and was flown by air ambulance to Southmead Hospital in Bristol. A second passenger, a 26-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Poole Hospital for treatment.

No one from the silver Mercedes was injured.

A 38-year-old man arrested for causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Police Sergeant Fern Graham, of the traffic unit, said, “Our investigation into this collision remains ongoing and I would ask anyone who witnessed the collision and has yet to speak to officers to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via email at 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.

Visit www.dorset.police.uk for more information.

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