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Plea to improve safety on Sheppey Bridge

More than 100 cars were involved in a huge pile up a year ago Credit: ITV Meridian

Councillors representing the Isle of Sheppey will tonight make a formal plea to improve safety on the Sheppey Bridge. Dozens were injured and more than 100 cars damaged in a huge pile-up on the bridge last year.

A paper is being presented to the Swale Joint Transportation Board meeting in Sittingbourne asking for the speed limit to be lowered and for speed cameras to be installed.

Calls for safety improvements one year on from Sheppey crash

More than 100 people were involved in the crash on Sheppey Bridge Credit: ITV Meridian

It's one year since more than 100 cars were involved in a pile-up on the Sheppey Bridge in Kent.

And there are still calls for safety improvements on the bridge. Councillors want speed cameras and a lower speed limit.

More than 100 people were involved in the crash on Sheppey Bridge Credit: ITV Meridian

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Man in hospital after crash involving police car

Officers investigating a road traffic collision involving a police car near Sherborne are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

At 6.06pm on Saturday 23 August 2014 a road traffic collision occurred on the B3146 at Osehill Green just off the A352 toward Glanvilles Wootton between Dorchester and Sherborne.

A Dorset Police vehicle was following a black Peugeot GTI which failed to stop as requested.

The Peugeot left the road and collided with a road sign. The male occupant alighted from the Peugeot and the police car, that was following, then collided with the driver.

A 28-year-old man from Yeovil sustained a serious injury to his arm and was taken to Dorset County Hospital. He was arrested for driving related offences.

A road closure was in place between the junction of the A352 with the B3146 and at the junction of the B3146 and Park Lane to allow specialist officers to investigate the scene.

"I am appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward and contact police. I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of either vehicle leading up to the collision.”

– Police Sergeant Dave Stroud

Appeal for information following collision in Margate

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in which a pedestrian suffered foot and ankle injuries on Tuesday 19 August.

Officers were called at 2.50pm following reports the pedestrian, an 18-year old man, had been in collision with a car in St Peter’s Road, Margate.

Reports suggest the woman who was driving the car, described as a silver Vauxhall Corsa, left the scene. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing and officers would like to speak to the driver or anyone who saw the incident.

Appeal for information over crash in Sherborne St John

Police are appealing for drivers to come forward if they witnessed a serious injury single vehicle collision at Sherborne St John just before 9.30pm on Tuesday, August 12th.

A Ford Fiesta was involved in a collision with a tree at the junction of Vyne Road and Morgaston Road. The 21-year-old driver suffered multiple serious injuries, which are not life threatening. He is being treated at Southampton General Hospital.

A 22-year-old man was treated for concussion and a 19-year-old woman was treated for minor injuries. Both were passengers in the Ford Fiesta.

Anyone who saw what happened is urged to contact PC Andrew Christopher at Whitchurch Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting 44140291983.

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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Cyclist hit by lorry

Police are keen to hear from drivers who may have witnessed a serious injury collision at the roundabout junction of the A326 and Ringwood Road at 8am yesterday morning.

A 26-year-old cyclist was involved in a collision with a large goods vehicle. She was taken to Southampton General Hospital to be treated for a serious, but not life-threatening leg injury. No-one else was injured.

Tributes paid to windsurfer killed in crash

The brother of a 42-year-old cyclist who died after a collision in Chichester has paid tribute to him.

Howard Plumb died after his bike collided with a Honda Jazz in Knight's Hill, Charlton, on Saturday.

Mr Plumb was one of the world's top windsurfers who was famous around the globe.

Howard Plumb died following a collision in Chichester Credit: Sussex Police

He had numerous national, world and European championship titles in windsurfing and represented Great Britain in the sport at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Mr Plumb, known to friends and family as Howie.

As an active member of the i-Team Cycling Club he competed at several national events including the Tour of Wessex and the End to End on the Isle of Man and numerous European races in France, Italy and Belgium.

Mr Plumb leaves a partner, Ania, parents Roger and Sue and brother Roland.

Roland Plumb said: "Howie has had a huge impact on our lives and had many great friends around the world.

"The number of messages of condolences we have received has been staggering and a testament to both his popularity and accomplishments.

"We need time to come to terms with this tragic event and would ask for privacy at this time."

A 54-year-old man from Sweden, arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention has been released on bail until 13 November.

Three taken to hospital following RTA in East Sussex

Three people have been taken to hospital following a crash on the A27 in East Sussex.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue were called to the westbound carriageway in the Polegate area just before 8am this morning.

One car was on fire which the fire service put out. Three people were handed over to ambulance crews and taken to hospital.

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