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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

Family of crash victim pay tribute

Andy Roberts died following a collision on the Swanley Interchange slip road Credit: Kent Police

The family of a man who died in a collision on the A20 last weekend have issued a tribute in his memory.

Andy Roberts, 44, died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision on the Swanley interchange slip road, at about 3.15am on Saturday 6 June.

His family have now issued the following tribute:

"Andy loved his family and was a true family man. He was a father to seven children and was married to his wife Sarah for 12 years. He was a much-loved son, brother, uncle and nephew. He has been described by his eldest son Ben as his idol. Andy was a mechanic and worked with cars for most of his life. He was a very hardworking man and would help anyone and happily go out of his way. He had a love of films and had a large collection. He also had a passion for World War II planes, especially German aircrafts. He was a larger than life character and all who met him, loved him. He had an infectious smile that would bring joy to all. Andy will be missed greatly and was loved by all his family, friends and all who knew him."

– The family of Andy Roberts

Officers investigating the collision continue to appeal for anyone who may have seen Mr Roberts’ green E-class coupe Mercedes shortly before the collision. They would particularly like to speak to the driver of a black Audi who may have been stopped nearby around the same time and seen the car.

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Woman who lost arm in horrific crash is reunited with her rescuers

A woman whose car flipped over three times in a crash which left her with terrible injuries has been reunited with her rescuers.

Danielle Bartley - a mother-of-one from Andover - was lucky to survive. Her car span out of control - and overturned - after hitting a puddle at 60 miles per hour.

Danielle broke several bones in her neck and spine in the crash on the M3, near Hook in Hampshire, in November. She ended up losing her right arm. Report by Mel Bloor.

Two lanes still closed on M40

Road users in the Banbury area are advised that lanes 1 and 2 on the northbound M40 are closed between junctions 11 and 12 following a fatal crash earlier.

Emergency services are currently on the scene. The lanes will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, but this may not be until the evening rush hour.

Long delays are expected while we work to reopen to road fully. Drivers planning to use this section of the M40 are advised to avoid the area if at all possible, or plan their journeys and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

Drivers warned of lengthy delays on M40

Road users in the Banbury area are advised that lanes 1 and 2 on the northbound M40 are closed between junctions 11 and 12 following an earlier multi-vehicle road traffic collision.

Emergency services are currently on the scene.

The lanes will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, but this may not be until the evening rush hour.

Long delays are expected while we work to reopen to road fully.

Drivers planning to use this section of the M40 are advised to avoid the area if at all possible, or plan their journeys and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

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One dead, one seriously injured in M40 crash

The driver of the van who is believed to be in his mid 20’s has died at the scene, the passenger who is also believed to be in her 20’s has sustained life changing injuries and is being treated at hospital.

M40 closed northbound till 6pm following fatal accident

The M40 in Warwickshire is closed northbound between J11 (Banbury) and J12 (Gaydon), due to a fatal accident.

A signed diversion is in place. Traffic should leave the M40 at J11 and follow the hollow circle diversion symbol.

Drivers are advised to expect delays and to consider alternative routes or delaying their journeys.

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