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Five injured after car crashes into children's centre

Five people have been injured in a crash in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Emergency services were called to Norfolk Street just after 8pm last night, after a red Ford Fiesta collided with the wall of the SureStart centre and burst into flames.

The driver, a 19 year-old Boston man, suffered deep cuts, broken ribs and possible internal injuries. The front seat passenger, also 19, broke his hip and three rear seat passengers (a 16 year-old boy from Langrick, a 20 year-old man from Frieston and a Boston man) all broke their arms.

A structural engineer was called to check the stability of the building wall and the road remained closed until the early hours of this morning.

An investigation into the collision is ongoing and any witnesses are asked to call 101.

Police investigate fatal A1 crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash on the A1 in Nottinghamshire. It happened south of Newark this morning in Long Bennington when a van was in collision with a lorry. The people in the van were pronounced dead at the scene. The 60-year-old driver of the lorry was shaken but uninjured.


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Crash victims 'due to take part in Butlins dance festival'

Butlins have confirmed that the five victims killed in a crash in Grimsby were on their way to the Skegness Dance Festival held at Butlins. They were due to take part in the freestyle competition.

ITV News understands that there were two adults and two teenage girls and a baby in the car. The girls were involved in the competition and had competed before.

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Grimsby crash site was in 'Dangerous Roads' TV show

The Grimsby stretch of the A18, where five people died in a car crash today, featured in a BBC television programme called Britain's Most Dangerous Roads in 2011.

Five people were killed when a car collided with a lorry near Grimsby today Credit: ITV News

The BBC2 programme claimed it was 25 times more dangerous than the average British motorway, with 20 crashes in the previous three years.

It was also found to be the UK's highest-risk stretch of road for car drivers in a nationwide survey conducted by the Road Safety Foundation in 2010.

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Police probe Grimsby crash scene into the night

Humberside Police have cordoned off a road in Lincolnshire as they investigate the cause of a crash that left five people dead today.

The driver of the lorry involved in the crash escaped with minor injuries, police said Credit: ITV News
Five occupants of a car that collided with the lorry were killed Credit: ITV News
Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident Credit: ITV News


Fatal crash couple from York celebrated diamond wedding the day before their deaths

Dennis and Doreen Green

North Yorkshire Police have identified a couple who died after a crash in Gate Helmsley near York as Dennis Green, 81 and Doreen Green 80, from Strensall in the city.

The Green family have paid tribute to the pair.

"Dennis and Doreen were treasured and much loved parents, grandparents and great grandparents and very much the fixed point at the heart of our large family, which extends to siblings and nieces and nephews. We will all miss them more than words can say.****

"Despite their age, they had a very active social life, they loved sequence dancing and were out at least four times a week. They enjoyed several holidays a year, with Dennis often planning the next one before they'd even unpacked from the last!

"Having lived in Strensall for over 50 years, they were well known and respected in the village and their loss will be keenly felt both there and amongst their wide circle of friends.

"They had celebrated 60 years of marriage the day before the tragic accident, and a family party had been planned for the weekend.

"Their loss will leave a huge empty space at the head of our close family, but we will draw strength from each other and from the happy memories we all have of them. They had a wonderful and happy marriage and we draw some small comfort from the fact that they are still together."

Fatal car crash in Lincolnshire

Crash scene near Sibsey in Lincolnshire Credit: Kate Hemingway

Emergency services were called to the A16 between Sibsey and Stickney at 12.50pm yesterday after a red Ford Focus was involved in a collision with an HGV.

The driver of the Focus, believed to be a 74 year-old man from Boston, died at the scene.

A 52 year-old man who was driving the lorry was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains at Spalding custody being interviewed.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 1522 558855.

The road was eventually reopened at 10pm.

Appeal for witnesses after Cusworth car crash

At around 3.30am yesterday (Monday) a red Toyota Aygo driven by a 19-year-old man was travelling along Back Lane, Cusworth, towards Cusworth village. It is believed a white Fiat 500, driven by a 24-year-old man, was travelling along the same road towards Sprotbrough and leading to a head-on crash.

An 18-year-old woman, a passenger in the Toyota Aygo, was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary with serious injuries including fractured ribs, a broken leg, and suspected head and pelvic injuries. The Toyota Aygo driver was not injured.

The driver of the Fiat 500, from Scawthorpe, was arrested on suspicion of being over the prescribed limit, dangerous driving, taking without the owner’s consent, failing to stop, and driving while disqualified.

Anyone with info should phone 101 quoting incident no. 192 of 1 April 2013.

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