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Father killed in crash will be "desperately missed"

Alexander Ridge with his wife Tammy Credit: Hampshire Police

Police have named a man who died when his 4x4 vehicle crashed with a lorry at the junction of the A303 and A30 at Bullington Cross last Thursday morning.

He is Alexander Ridge, age 40, of Union Street, Farnborough. Mr Ridge died at the scene.

His family released the following tribute:

“Alex was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather brother and uncle. He had an amazing ability to see the best in everyone and always tried to help anyone in need. He will be desperately missed by his whole family and all his many friends.”


Car came off flyover, driver in hospital

Recovery of vehicle after crash on A34 Credit: ITV Meridian

A 25-year-old man is in hospital after the car he was driving came off a flyover on the A303 and overturned onto the A34 beneath. Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses. It happened at about 5.40am on Monday 18th Februry at Bullington Cross near Sutton Scotney.

Hampshire Police investigate accident scene on A34 at Bullington Cross Credit: ITV Meridian

Police appeal after car overturns on A34

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a car came off the A34 at Bullington Cross and overturned onto its side. The blue Ford Mondeo was being driven by a 25-year-old man from Birmingham. It came off the carriageway, became airborne and landed on its roof on the slip road beneath the A34

It happened at around 5.40am this morning. The driver was freed from the car by firefighters. He is in Southampton General Hospital being treated for life threatening injuries to his head and spine. His condition is critical, but stable.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the accident. Anyone who saw the vehicle before the collision is being asked to contact Sergeant Nigel Burt at Whitchurch Roads Policing unit on 101, quoting Operation Marham. Or telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.