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Tributes paid to man who died in a collision

The family of a man who died in collision with a vehicle near Littlehampton have spoken of their loss.

Michael Smith, who was 64 years old, died when he was in collision with a vehicle on the A284 at Wick on Good Friday.

Michael Smith dies in road collision Credit: Sussex Police

Our family are not the only ones affected and we would like to send our thanks and love to the police, air ambulance, paramedics and bystanders who will also be traumatised by this incident. As a family we have nothing but praise for all involved.

– The Smith Family

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Collision in Weymouth

Officers investigating a road traffic injury collision in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

The three vehicle injury collision occurred at approximately 2.30pm on Wednesday 25 March 2015 on Preston Road just north of Heron Close.

The cars involved were a Subaru Forrester, Ford Focus and an Audi A4.

The two occupants of the Subaru, the 71-year-old male driver and 70-year-old female front seat passenger, are from Weymouth and the two occupants of the Ford, the 90-year-old male driver and 86-year-old female front seat passenger, are from Bournemouth. All were taken to Dorset County Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Audi was a 52-year-old man from Weymouth. This vehicle did not sustain any damage.

The road was closed for a couple of hours while officers investigated the collision and arranged recovery of the vehicles.

Witnessed to the collision are asked to contact Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit in Weymouth.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 25:223. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Serious collision near Hunton

Kent Police is appealing for any witnesses with information about a serious collision to come forward.

At 9.49pm on 19 December, a blue Peugeot 307 travelling on Lug Horse Lane in the village of Hunton came off the road at a junction and collided with a wall.

A 21 year-old local woman, who had been driving the car, was seriously injured and taken to a London hospital for treatment. She remains in a critical condition.

"The incident happened at the junction of Lug Horse Lane and Hunton Hill. The blue coloured Peugeot 307 appears to have been the only vehicle involved but we would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident, or the vehicle prior to the collision occurring, to make contact with us."

– Investigating officer Police Constable Graham Holdstock

Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the blue Peugeot 307 in the area is requested to call the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538, quoting 19-1738.

Boy injured in collision in Poole

Officers investigating a road traffic collision in Poole involving a teenage cyclist are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

At around 5.50pm on Sunday 16 November 2014, a 16-year-old boy was cycling across the zebra crossing in Sea View Road when he was in collision with a car.

The car stopped and the female driver and a man who was travelling in the vehicle got out and spoke to the boy but details were not exchanged.

The boy suffered bruising and his bike was damaged in the incident.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 16:371. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

“I am appealing for the driver involved in this incident to please get in contact with me. I would also like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or has any details about the vehicle involved.”

– Police Constable Kev Farenden, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit
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