A woman in her 40s who was travelling on a motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene following a collision in Castle Lane on Saturday 11 February.
The incident, which involved a grey VW Polo and a black Honda motorcycle, was reported to police at 6.31pm.
A man in his 40s from the motorcycle was taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries. The female driver of the car was uninjured.
Inspector Craig Tatton, of the traffic unit, said: “Officers arrived very quickly at the scene and attempted to save the woman’s life, but very sadly her injuries were too serious and she died at the scene. Our thoughts are with her family.
“We are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances of this incident.
“I am appealing for any witnesses to the collision, or the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to it, to please contact us.
“I would also ask anyone who was driving in the area and has dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please check their footage for anything that might assist our enquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting incident number 11:555. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.
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