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Boy taken to hospital following crash

A 13-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with a serious head injury after a crash in Gillingham in Dorset.

Police were called to Wyke Road just before 4pm on Friday to a collision involving a pedestrian and a red Citroen C2.

The collision happened on Wyke Road in Gillingham on Friday Credit: Google Streetview

The pedestrian, a 13-year-old local boy, sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance. His condition is no longer life-threatening.

The driver of the Citroen, a 17-year-old local man was uninjured.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the manner of driving of the car immediately before, to please contact Dorset Police.”

– Police Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the Alliance Road Policing Team

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Warning to drivers travelling through roadworks

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning drivers to take extra care when travelling through roadworks after a crash on the M40.

Emergency services were called to the motorway between junctions 6 and 7 yesterday afternoon where people were believed to be trapped in the wreckage.

A car had left the motorway and ended up on its side down the embankment and stuck in the hedgerow.

The driver and the passenger were freed safely.

The car had left the motorway and ended up on its side down an embankment Credit: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue

“I would like to thank all services who helped at this incident including the Army who had stopped when passing the incident and provided support to the casualties until our arrival. Due to the position of the car and the fact it was on its side down the embankment we had to initially stabilise the vehicle to prevent further movement and then create access by use hydraulic equipment to remove the doors and centre post from the side of the car.

"The driver and passenger were then able to be released and subsequently taken to hospital for checks, however the incident could have resulted in even more damage had the vehicle hit others and of course the injuries could have been a lot worse had they not been wearing their seat belts”

"There have been a number of recent accidents in the current temporary road works in place on this section of the M40 and I would urge drivers to stay alert, reduce their speed on approach and take extra care by following the 2 second rule in an attempt to maintain a suitable gap between you and vehicle in front, thus helping prevent possible further collisions”

– Incident Commander, Watch Manager Andy Ford

Man seriously injured in crash on A20

Police are at the scene of a serious crash involving two cars and a lorry on the A20 at Lenham in Kent.

Emergency services were called just before 3:30pm to Ham Lane. One man has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.

The road is currently closed while investigations take place.

Thirteen injured after car ploughs into pedestrians

Thirteen people have been injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of people in Rochester.

Kent Police were called to a disturbance involving a number of vehicles in Sir Thomas Longley Road last night.

Whilst the police were there, a car was involved in a collision with several pedestrians.

Four men have been taken to a London hospital with serious injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening.

A further five people have been taken to a local hospital with four treated at the scene.

An 18-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

We are conducting numerous enquiries into this incident and would like to speak to anyone with information who has not yet spoken to officers. A lot of people were in the area at the time and we believe that some of them may have video or pictures of the collision. I would like to encourage anyone with footage to get in contact with us as it could be vital for our investigation.

– Sergeant Scott Lynch, Kent Police

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Pedestrian seriously injured in crash

Police are appealing for information after a crash involving a car and a pedestrian.

It happened in the early hours of this morning on the westbound carriageway of the B3400 at Newfound between Basingstoke and Oakley.

A Vauxhall Insignia car, driven by a man in his 20s, was in collision with a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a man in his 40s, sustained serious head injuries and is being treated at Southampton General hospital. The driver of the car was uninjured.

Truck driver critical after crash

The driver of a tipper truck remains critically ill in hospital after the vehicle span off the M3 and hit a mile-marker post.

The 25-year-old was believed to have been travelling from his home in Bournemouth on the northbound carriageway near Basingstoke, when the accident happened.

No other vehicle was involved but the motorway was closed for six hours while police investigated what happened.

The driver was suffered a severe leg injury and was rushed to Southampton General Hospital where his condition is described as critical.

The van left the motorway and hit a mile marker post Credit: ITV Meridian

"Officers are appealing for drivers to contact them after a white Ford Transit Tipper left the M3 northbound carriageway between junctions 7 and 6 and collided with the mile marker post for junction 6 shortly after 19:10pm last night," said the spokesman.

"No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in a collision with the van but other motorists may be able to help establish exactly what happened.

"The driver, a 25 year-old man from Bournemouth, was taken to Southampton General Hospital by road with a serious leg injury. His condition today is described as critical but stable."

– Hampshire Police spokesperson

Long delays on M3 after multi-vehicle crash

Drivers were delayed for upto two hours on the M3 southbound Credit: ITV Meridian

Drivers suffered long delays during this morning's rush hour after a four car crash on the M3.

Emergency services were called to the southbound carriageway near junction 12 for Eastleigh.

No-one was seriously hurt but the collision caused delays of upto two hours and traffic problems on non motorway routes.

All lanes were reopened by 9.05am with delays down to 30 minutes.

Cyclist seriously hurt in crash

A cyclist has been seriously injured following a crash involving a utility vehicle.

It happened shortly after 8am on Winchester Road at it’s junction with Forest Road and Curdridge Lane. Officers have closed the road while they investigate the circumstances of what happened.

The road is likely to remain shut until at least midday so drivers are being advised to find alternative routes.

The cyclist has been taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance. His condition is described as serious.

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