WESTBURY Police are appealing for witnesses after a 89-year-old man was seriously injured in a collision in Bratton on Tuesday (Nov 27).

The two-vehicle crash happened on the B3098 Westbury Road at 9.45am.

A red Toyota Yaris had been travelling towards Bratton when it was in collision with a white Mercedes Sprinter van travelling in the opposite direction.

The Toyota driver, who was from the Warminster area, sustained multiple injuries and was flown to Southampton Hospital by air ambulance. His dog died at the scene.

The van driver, a 32-year-old man from the Norfolk area, was not injured and did not require medical treatment.

Police closed the road for a number of hours to allow investigations to take place. It re-opened shortly after 3pm.

Inspector Paul Saunders, from Tri-Force Roads Policing, said: “Were you in the area at the time of the collision? If you have any information which could assist with our investigation then please call police.

“Also, we would like to use this opportunity to remind people of the importance of securing their pets safely in their vehicles.

“We know how much dogs mean to their owners, so please make sure you are doing everything you can to keep them, and other road-users, safe.

“You should always tether your dog with a specially-designed seatbelt, or place them in a cage, which is then tethered with some sort of restraint.”

Witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage should contact PC Alexandra Way on 101, quoting crime reference 54180112536. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.