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Woman in life threatening condition after crash

A woman's in a life threatening condition in hospital after a crash involving a van and a car in Beaminster.

Dorset Police were called to the A356 near Chedington yesterday afternoon.

The woman was taken to Dorset County Hospital by land ambulance with life-threatening injuries. Two other people have been described as walking wounded.

The road is expected to be closed for some time to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences.

“This is a very serious collision and the A356 is expected to be closed for quite a while.

“I would like to thank affected motorists for their patience during the road closure, which is necessary to allow us to establish what happened. While the closures are in place, I would urge motorists to please avoid the area and use alternative routes.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to please call Dorset Police.”

– Police Sergeant Nikki Burt, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit

Appeal following serious crash

A cyclist has been left with a serious head injury following a serious crash in Caversham.

At around 8.30am today yesterday morning, a blue Proton car was travelling from Vastern Road on to the Napier Road roundabout when it was involved in a collision with a cyclist on a black mountain bicycle.

The cyclist, a man aged in his fifties, sustained a life-threatening head injury and was flown by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he remains.

The driver of the Proton stopped at the scene of the collision, and the road was closed in the area while an investigation was carried out.

“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision. If you have any details which could assist with the investigation please call police.”

– Investigating officer PC Gareth Miles, from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing based at Three Mile Cross


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Fatal crash: family talk of their loss

'It was a big, big mistake for which they paid the price.' Those words from the brother of a speeding driver, killed in an horrific high-speed crash.

Kyle Careford - and passenger Michael Owen - were high on drugs when they crashed the Renault Clio in Crowborough in April. Yesterday the family released a video of their final moments as a warning to others. It has been seen by more than 3 million people.

Kyle's brother said the decision to release the video had not been taken lightly - but done in the hope of saving others from making the same mistakes. David Johns has our report.

"If this video can save a life then it's done what it's supposed to do".

Kyle Careford and Michael Owen's final moments were found on a phone near the crash scene. Credit: Sussex Police

A man whose brother's final moments were filmed before he was killed in a high-speed crash has told ITV Meridian that if the video saves lives it has done its job.

The family of Kyle Careford and Michael Owen released the tragic footage of their fatal journey in Crowborough in the hope it will warn others to think twice before driving carelessly.

The pair had taken a cocktail of prescribed and illegal drugs before reaching speeds of up to 90 mph through the Sussex countryside in Michael's Renault Clio. They were both killed instantly when the vehicle crashed into a church wall.


Horses break loose after horsebox crash on M25

The horsebox collided with another vehicle between junctions 9 and 8 on the M25 Credit: PA

Two horses broke loose after a horsebox was involved in a crash on the M25 in Surrey, leading to tailbacks on a busy summer holiday weekend.

The collision between the horsebox and another vehicle, possibly a white HGV, happened between junctions 9 and 8 at around 9.40am.

Traffic officers at Surrey Police said there were no human injuries. One of the two horses suffered some injuries but was still able to walk.

A driver towing an empty horsebox helped secure the loose animals at the scene as Surrey Police appealed for witnesses to the accident to call them on 101.

Appeal to find nurse who witnessed crash

Thames Valley Police is asking a witness to come forward, who is thought to have been first to the scene of a collision that happened two weeks ago on Monday 20th July at around 8.30pm.

It occurred on the B4026 Charlbury Road in Chipping Norton, just outside the village of Spellsbury, in which a green and blue coloured Ford Focus left the road and collided with a hedge.

A 29 year old man from Banbury has been arrested in relation to this incident on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident. He has been released on police bail until 24 August.

“We believe that a female nurse was first on the scene. However at the moment we have not been able to speak to this potential witness who may have information about what happened. Iwould ask them, or anyone else who saw this collision to come forward to assist us with the investigation. They can call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.”

– Investigating officer, PC Paul Daniells

Man fighting for life after car crash

Police are appealing for any witnesses to a serious car crash in Gillingham.

A 67 year-old man sustained a serious injury when the Ford Focus he was travelling in came off the road in Hoath Way, Gillingham on Friday night.

At around 7:52pm a blue Ford Focus was heading from Bowaters Roundabout, Rainham towards Hempstead on Hoath Way. Then, for an as yet unexplained reason, the 67 year-old man lost control of his vehicle. It left the carriageway to his nearside, mounting a grass bank before thn overturning into the driver side. No other vehicles were involved.

– PC Simon Masterson
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