Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash at Blandford

The A350 at Blandford Image copyright Google
Image caption The A350 was closed between Blandford and Sturminster Marshall

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital with "very serious head injuries" following a crash in Dorset.

The collision, involving a Suzuki bike and a Honda Civic car, happened at Blandford St Mary at about 10:50 BST.

Dorset Police said the rider, a man from Poole in his 30s, was taken by helicopter to hospital in Southampton.

The A350, between the A354 Tesco roundabout and the A31 Roundhouse roundabout at Sturminster Marshall, was closed throughout the afternoon.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area.

The driver of the Honda, a woman in her 30s, was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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