Husband issues plea to driver after Gosport car crash leaves wife in hospital

APPEAL Roy Dore with his grandchildren, from left, Abbie, Chloe and Molly, at the accident scene. Inset, Connie Dore.  Picture: Sarah Standing (114298-5197)
APPEAL Roy Dore with his grandchildren, from left, Abbie, Chloe and Molly, at the accident scene. Inset, Connie Dore. Picture: Sarah Standing (114298-5197)
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THE husband of a woman who is recovering in hospital after a car crash is appealing for witnesses.

Roy Dore, 76, was driving along Mumby Road, in Gosport, when he says another car pulled in front of him and forced him to swerve out of the way.

HURT Connie Dore

HURT Connie Dore

His 77-year-old wife, Connie, was sat in the back seat and suffered serious head injuries after the car ploughed into railings at the junction with Weevil Lane on Sunday.

Now Mr Dore is urging the driver of the other car to come forward to help piece together what happened.

The 76-year-old, of Burnhams Walk, Gosport, said: ‘It would give me peace of mind.

‘My wife unfortunately got the full blow of the accident.

‘She had blood loss in the brain.

‘I am just so sorry for my wife. She didn’t deserve this. I am appealing to the driver to come forward.

‘My wife was severely injured and if the driver was to see the facial and head wounds then he or she would bow their head in shame.’

Abbie Dore, Mr Dore’s 17-year-old granddaughter, was sat in the front passenger seat of the car.

She said: ‘I haven’t been sleeping since it happened.

‘All I wanted to do was get up and get out of the car and check on my nan. Until they come forward there will be no closure to this because we need answers.’

The crash happened at around 3.20pm on Sunday. A male pedestrian, 27 – who was walking behind the railings – suffered minor injuries when it’s believed he tried to jump out the way.

Mrs Dore suffers from dementia and her husband says she doesn’t remember the accident.

‘She doesn’t talk very much but she has been asking us why she is in hospital,’ said Mr Dore. ‘It’s her birthday tomorrow but we don’t know when we can bring her home yet.’

He also praised the emergency services and staff at Queen Alexandra hospital in Cosham.

‘They saved my wife’s life and I am so grateful for that,’ he said. ‘The emergency services were brilliant.’

The Roads Policing Unit at Fratton has launched an investigation into the crash.

Call Sergeant Mark Weller on 101, quoting Operation Shantung. Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.