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Man fined for driving Jaguar into path of train in Suffolk

The scene of the collision at Melton in Suffolk. Credit: British Transport Police.

A man has been fined for driving his Jaguar into the path of a train at a level crossing in Suffolk.

John Morris, from Kings Road in Bury St Edmunds, admitted endangering the safety of persons on the railway.

In October last year, the 74-year-old drove his car onto Bloss crossing and was struck by a train travelling at 30mph.

He was airlifted to hospital, where he was treated for three weeks. Nobody on the train was injured.

An investigation by British Transport Police found Morris failed to comply with procedures put in place at the level crossing.

Morris appeared at Ipswich Crown Court and was fined £4,600.

“Morris was very lucky that neither he nor anyone else was killed by his negligent and dangerous actions. “He did not pay attention to the signs leading up to the crossing and wasn’t aware that he needed to call the signal box before attempting to drive onto the tracks.

"If his Jaguar was struck by a train travelling at a higher speed, the consequences could have been fatal.”

– DC Steven Smith, BTP

Car crashes into petrol station in Hertfordshire

A car ended up in the middle of the shop at a petrol station in Hertfordshire. Credit: @HertsFRSControl

A car ploughed into the front of a petrol station in Hertfordshire.

Fire crews were called out following the crash at the Yarl garage on Bishops Rise in Hatfield around 1.20pm on Friday, February 9.

The Renault Clio ended up in the middle of the shop, causing extensive damage.

Hertfordshire Fire Service said no one was trapped.

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Family pay tribute to 'cheeky character' killed in A47 crash

Riki Boughen 'lit up' every room. Credit: Norfolk Police.

The family of a man killed in a crash on the A47 at King's Lynn have paid an emotional tribute to him.

Riki Boughen was one of two men who died on January 17 in a collision involving a coach and a van near to the Hardwick roundabout in west Norfolk.

His family said that the 43-year-old was a "much loved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and grandson who was very popular and loved by many."

"Every room he walked into he lit up. With his cheeky character he was full of jokes, always smiling, laughing and loved his food."

– Riki Boughen's family

"He was a qualified electrician, although he decided he loved his job as a digger driver much more and did that for many years.

"He made friends everywhere he went and would often cook Sunday dinners for people and pass them out of the window or invite people in that had no money or food to eat to make sure everyone had a Sunday lunch.

"He would give anyone anything he had to give. He had the biggest heart.”

The crash also saw a number of passengers on board the coach taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Anyone who saw what happened should contact the serious collision investigation team at Wymondham on 101.

Two dead in A47 crash at King's Lynn

Two men died in a crash on the A47 Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Two men have died after a van and coach collided on the A47 in west Norfolk.

Emergency services were called to King's Lynn at around 5.20pm on Wednesday, January 17.

A passenger in the transit van was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was cut free from the vehicle and taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Passengers on the coach suffered slight bruising and went to hospital for treatment, police said.

The A47 remains closed.

Woman in critical condition after Bedfordshire A6 crash

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A woman is fighting for her life after a serious car crash in Bedfordshire.

A black Volkswagen Golf left the A6 just north of Clophill, near Bedford, at 1am today (Sunday December 17).

One of the car's occupants was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with life-threatening injuries. A second person was taken to Bedford Hospital.

The road was closed for several hours overnight.

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Driver killed and two injured in Essex A120 crash

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A female driver has been killed and two other people - including a teenage girl - have been taken to hospital following a crash in Essex.

Police remain at the scene of the collision on the A120 at Wix, near Harwich.

They were called just after 12.10pm today (Saturday December 16) after a Honda Jazz crashed with a Ford Transit van travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Honda died at the scene. The van driver, a man, was airlifted to Royal London Hospital and his passenger, a teenage girl, was taken to Colchester Hospital.

The road, between Horsley Cross and Primrose Lane, is likely to be closed for several hours.

24-year-old man killed in crash near Kettering

Fatal crash near Kettering Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 24-year-old man has died in a crash near Kettering.

His blue Mazda RX7 collided with a Land Rover Discovery near the junction with Weekley Wood Avenue and the North Kettering Business Park.

His car crossed from the northbound carriageway to the southbound carriageway before the crash.

The driver and a passenger of the Land Rover were seriously injured.

Police are now asking for witnesses, or anyone with information, to call 101.

A second person has died after motorbike crash in Essex

Joanne Vincent who died at the scene Credit: Essex Police

A second person has died after a motorbike accident in Cressing near Braintree. Gary Keith Vincent, 51, of Braintree died on October 5 at Broomfield Hospital.

On August 14 he and his wife Joanne Vincent, 47, were riding a black Honda motorcycle on Ashes Road, when they were involved in a collision with two vans. Mrs Vincent died at the scene.

A 70-year-old man remains under investigation on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A 44-year-old man also arrested was released without charge and faces no further action.

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