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Crash in Dorchester

Police investigating a road traffic collision in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses, in particular the cyclist and driver present at the time of the incident, to come forward.

The incident happened at around 5.50pm on Monday 13 April 2015 on Herringston Road, near to Herringston House.

A Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Micra and Vauxhall Astra, all silver in colour, were involved in the collision.

Two drivers were taken to Dorchester Hospital with minor injuries.

Officers would like to speak to the driver of a dark coloured car – possibly a BMW or Nissan – and a cyclist who were travelling toward Dorchester at the time of the collision.

“The driver and cyclist are likely to have seen the incident. I am urging them to get in contact with me as soon as possible to help with our enquiries. I am also appealing to anyone else who witnessed the collision to call 101 with their information.”

– Police Constable Holly Spillman, of Dorchester Police


Two taken to hospital after car crashes into flats

Emergency services were called to Northern Crescent in East Wittering Credit: ITV Meridian

Emergency services were called after a car hit a block of flats in Northern Crescent, East Wittering, at 11.55am on Sunday.

The driver, a 53-year-old man from Weston-Super-Mare, Avon, is believed to have suffered a medical episode and lost consciousness before his Peugeot car went into the flats.

Emergency services were called to Northern Crescent in East Wittering Credit: ITV Meridian

His passenger, a 48-year-old woman also from Weston-Super-Mare, suffered slight injuries. They both went to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester.Two other passengers in the car, a 15-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, were unhurt.

The vehicle caused structural damage to four flats in Windmill Court, with four residents having to leave their homes.

Emergency services were called to Northern Crescent in East Wittering Credit: ITV Meridian

Police investigate death of man in M40 crash

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the M40 yesterday.

At about 7.15pm, a silver BMW convertible crossed from the southbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 4 onto the northbound carriageway.

It collided with a black Renault Clio and both vehicles caught fire.

The driver of the Clio, a man believed to be in his sixties, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Clio, a womanwas taken to hospital but later died.

No formal identification has yet taken place and officers are working to establish the next of kin.

The motorway was closed in both directions for more than four hours.

A 32-year-old man from Ealing, London, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drugs. He has been released on bail until 11 February.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicles prior to the incident is asked to contact investigating officer, PC Matt Diduca from Amersham Roads Policing on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Four in hospital after car crash in Brighton

Four people have been taken to hospital following a car crash in Brighton.

The Drove has been closed at the junction with Park Street in Falmer, near the Amex Stadium, and the Bexhill road junction at Woodingdean.

Two cars collided at around 10.00am this morning.
It is not clear at this time as to the extent of injuries, but they are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

A large section of road has been affected by fuel or engine fluid spillages and will need attending to before the road re-opens.

It is hoped that this will be by early afternoon.


Teenage passenger killed in car crash

A 19-year-old man has died in a car crash in Brighton.

Alex Jackson was a passenger in a BMW, which collided with a Skoda in Warren Road on 27th November.

Two other passengers in the BMW are being treated for serious injuries.

They are an 18-year-old Brighton woman being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and a Brighton man, aged 22, at St George's Hospital, London.

The 26-year-old man from Brighton, driving the Skoda suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the BMW, aged 29 from Peacehaven, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed to 22 January.

Officers wish to speak to anyone who saw the collision or who saw either of the vehicles being driven in the minutes beforehand.

Man left with serious spinal injuries after M25 crash

Officers investigating a collision on the M25 that left a man with serious spinal injuries are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The collision involved a black Range Rover Vogue and a blue Peugeot 206, and happened on the anticlockwise carriageway between Clacket Lane services and Junction 5 at about 2.50am on Monday 24 November.

The driver of the Peugeot – a man in his 20s, fractured his spine in two places and is currently being treated in hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact PC Steve Halliwell on 01622 798538 quoting reference 24-0069.

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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