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M2 closed coast-bound

Traffic is queued back because of car crash earlier today Credit: ITV News Meridian

The coast-bound carriageway on the M2 is currently closed while vehicles from a car crash this morning are recovered.

A two vehicle collision happened at 6am this morning between J6 for Faversham and J7 at Brenley Corner

The carriageway is likely to be reopened by midday.

The incident involved a white Renault lorry and a black Ford Transit.

The man was taken by air ambulance with serious injuries and another man had minor injuries.

A27 crash victim dies in hospital

A man who was a passenger in a car involved in a car crash on the A27 has died in hospital.

The 79-year-old Hassocks man was the front seat passenger when the car collided with a lorry near Southwick tunnel after 1pm on Thursday, July 25.

He was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital with head injuries, and his condition was initially assessed as serious but not life threatening.

However, his condition worsened and he died in hospital on Tuesday, July 30.

The 49-year-old driver of the car suffered leg and chest injuries but was later discharged.

The driver of the lorry was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for minor injuries.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing injury through dangerous driving and was released on bail.

Two injured in A27 car crash

Two men were injured and one man arrested after a collision on the A27 yesterday.

The road was closed when a lorry hit a slow-moving people carrier, turned over and went through the central reservation.

The 49-year-old male driver of the people carrier suffered suspected leg and chest injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment.

The 79-year-old passenger of the car suffered serious head injuries and was flown to Southampton General Hospital.

The 44-year-old lorry driver was treated for minor injuries before being arrested for careless or dangerous driving.

He remains in custody this morning.

Cyclist seriously injured after crash

A cyclist was seriously injured after colliding with a car in Farnborough.

The crash happened at 3.15pm yesterday on Park Road towards Queen Road.

The cyclist, a 23-year-old man from Surrey, sustained fractures to his face and head injuries.

He was taken to Kings Hospital in London for treatment and remains there with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the car, a 35-year-old man, and passenger were shaken but unharmed.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact Roads Policing Unit on 101.


IOW man's family pay tribute after crash

The family of an Isle of Wight man who died in a collision in the New Forest have paid tribute to him.

Michael Smith, 50-years-old, from Freshwater in Isle of Wight, died when he lost control of his motorbike and struck a van travelling in the opposite direction.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision at around 10pm on Tuesday July, 2 on the A35 between Ashurst and Lyndhurst.

The road was closed for seven and a half hours while collision investigators examined the scene and recovered the vehicles.

In the family's statement his brother Richard described how much Michael loved life.

Family was always important to Mike and in later years his family was Dee and his dogs whom he loved dearly. The other significant love of Mike's life was his bikes and he could be found tinkering or building a bike of some sort for his next adventure.

I personally feel honoured to have been allowed to have spent time in the company of such a guy as Mike. Ride free my brother."

– Richard Smith, Michael's brother

Teenagers killed in car crash

Two teenagers have died after the car they were travelling in left the road and collided with a tree in West Sussex. The accident happened on the A264 Five Oaks Road near Fulfords Hill last night.

The 18 year old driver died at the scene and a 19 year old passenger died later in hospital. Four teenage boys who were travelling behind the car in another vehicle have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Bordon man killed in motorbike crash

A man from Bordon was killed yesterday when his motorbike collided with a car in Oakhanger, Hampshire.

The 40-year-old motorcyclist crashed with a silver Mitsubshi driven by a 60-year-old man from Alton at 5.15pm.

The rider suffered serious injuries and died shortly after the crash but no-one else was injured and no arrests were made.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit at Fratton are currently investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses.

They are especially keen to talk to the driver of a large silver horse transporter with horses painted on the back of the vehicle.

Surrey Police Transit van crash

A woman who collided with a Surrey Police Transit van was left with serious head and internal injuries.

The 34-year-old woman was taken to Kings College Hospital in London after the Ford Fiesta she was driving hit the white unmarked police van.

The incident happened on Friday June, 28 on the A29 at Warnham, near Horsham and emergency services including West Sussex Fire and Rescue arrived at around 1pm.

The injured woman remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

The driver of the van was taken to hospital suffering from shock and minor injuries.

If you witnessed the collision, call 101 quoting Op Kirkby.

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