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Coventry crash death - police launch inquiry

An inquiry has been launched following the death of a man in Coventry Credit: West Midlands Police

Collision investigators have launched an inquiry following the death of a man in Coventry over the weekend.

Emergency services were called to Beake Avenue at around 4.50am on Sunday 16 February after a car left the road and collided with a house and parked cars.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for around five hours whilst the damage to the building was assessed. Enquiries were made at the scene and the car, a red Volvo, was recovered.

The man’s family has been informed and specially trained officers are supporting them at this time.


Woman who died in fatal Leicester collision named

Officers from the serious collision investigation unit have named the woman who died in a fatal road traffic collision on Saturday, February 15.

The incident happened at around 6.50am in Saffron Lane and involved a pedestrian and a black Volkswagen Jetta saloon.

The pedestrian, 22-year-old Paige Jackson, was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary where she subsequently died.

The driver of the car was taken to the same hospital where he received treatment.

This incident happened near to the junction with Knighton Lane East, close to the leisure centre. The car was travelling county bound having driven out of the city centre.

I would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident itself, or saw the vehicle in the minutes leading up to the collision. Please get in touch if you have any information.

– Paul Bingham, Leicestershire Police

A14 re-opens after nearly seven hours

Police have re-opened the A14 in Northamptonshire after it was closed for nearly seven hours by a crash.

The A14 westbound in Northamptonshire closed near Rothwell. Credit: ITV Anglia

Three lorries and a tractor were involved in the smash on the dual-carriageway at Rothwell near Kettering. It led to the road being shut westbound from 6.45am until lunchtime and long delays for motorists

The tractor driver was airlifted to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The lorry drivers are also believed not to have serious injuries.

26 treated after fatal bus crash

The crash happened at around 6pm Credit: ITV News Central

A man has died and eight people have been taken to hospital after a crash involving a car and a bus in Walsall.

In total, 26 people were treated by ambulance staff.

The collision happened near the County Hotel on the Birmingham Road at around 6:05pm.

Six ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and two paramedic officers were called to the scene.


Police appeal after woman's death in Erdington crash

Police are appealing for more information after a crash in Erdington in Birmingham in which a woman died.

Officers were called out to a collision at Gravelly Hill involving a transit van and a car at around 1:30am this morning.

Four passengers in the car, one man and three women, were taken to hospital, where an 18-year-old woman was pronounced dead just after 3am.

The man remains in a life threatening condition.

A 19-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Report finds Red Arrows pilot died after RAF 'failed to learn lessons'

Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging died in a crash Credit: ITV Central

Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging died in a crash after RAF bosses 'failed to learn the proper lessons from a previous accident'. That is according to watchdog The Military Aviation Authority.

Flight Lieutenant Egging was killed when his aircraft crashed during a performance in Bournemouth last year Credit: ITV Central

Flight Lieutenant Egging was killed when his aircraft crashed during a performance in Bournemouth last year.

A report has found the elite flying team had not been supervised closely enough after an investigation into a crash between two of its pilots in Crete in March 2010.

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