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Driver cleared of causing pensioner's death

Hannah Eady died from deep vein thrombosis four months after she was struck Credit: ITV Meridian

A driver has been cleared of causing the death of a 95 year-old woman after his car struck her.

Sean Hill had admitted careless driving and was banned from the road for two years.

But he was cleared of a charge that the accident in Sevenoaks led to the death of Hannah Eady, who died four months later of deep vein thrombosis. Mrs Eady's family has paid tribute to her.

ITV Meridian spoke to Hannah's son, Roy Eady.

Woman seriously injured in crash with bus

The collision happened on Copnor Road yesterday afternoon Credit: ITV Meridian

A woman has been taken to hospital with a serious head injury after a crash involving a bus in Portsmouth.

It happened just after 5pm yesterday afternoon on Copnor Road.

The 59-year-old pedestrian was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital where she is currently being treated.

The road was closed to allow officers from the Roads Policing Unit, who are based at Havant police station, to carry out their investigations. The road was reopened at 8.30pm.

The collision happened on Copnor Road yesterday afternoon Credit: ITV Meridian

“As part of this investigation we would like to hear from anybody who may have witnessed the collision.

“We are particularly keen to speak to a female bus passenger who left the scene before we were able to speak to her. We have obtained CCTV footage from the bus and this will form part of our investigation.

“We would also like to thank members of the public for their patience while the road was closed to allow our specialist officers to carry out a detailed examination of the scene.”

– Acting Police Sergeant James Chapman


Drivers warned not to take photos of crash scenes

A driver who was spotted taking pictures of a fatal crash in Kent on his mobile phone has been sent a notice of intended prosecution.

The collision took place on the coastbound carriageway of the A2 on Monday 1st March.

Kent Police is reminding motorists that the use of mobile phones while driving is illegal which includes taking photos, and action will be taken against anyone caught doing it.

Drivers in Kent are being warned not to take photos of collisions Credit: Kent Police

"Whether you are talking, texting or taking a photo, you are still using a mobile phone which means you are not concentrating on the road ahead.

"The consequences of this not only include the fine, but you could also cause a serious collision.

"There is no doubt that if you use a phone your reaction times are impaired and you are more likely to cause injury to yourself or others. We will carry on taking action against drivers who choose to ignore this."

– Inspector Sam Pearson from the Roads Policing Unit

Officers can issue drivers with a £60 fixed penalty ticket and three points on their licence if they are seen either talking on the phone, texting or taking a photo while driving.

Man arrested in connection with cyclist collision

The cyclist injured near the Folly Roundabout at Redon Way Credit: UKNIP

A 28-year-old man from Andover has been arrested in connection with a crash in which a cyclist was left in a life threatening condition.

He has been arrested on suspicion causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The 46-year-old cyclist remains in a life-threatening condition after being hit by a vehicle near the Folly Roundabout at Redon Way in Andover yesterday afternoon.

Man suffers broken foot after head on crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a head on crash between two cars in Reading.

It happened in the early hours of Saturday. An orange Ford Fiesta was travelling on Lower Earley Way between the M4 Junction 11 roundabout and the Black Boy roundabout. A black Audi A8 was overtaking a broken down HGV, and the two vehicles collided head on.

The 19-year-old driver of the orange Ford Fiesta required hospital treatment for a broken foot. He has now been discharged from hospital.

“We are appealing for anyone who might have been a witness to this collision to come forward that might be able to help us with our investigation.

“We would ask anyone who may have seen this incident or seen the vehicles prior to the collision to come forward and call Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.”

– Investigating Officer, PC Jennifer Swain of Roads Policing


Pedestrian injured in crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was injured in a crash in Birchington in Kent.

It happened early yesterday morning on the A28 Canterbury Road, involving a grey Peugeot 208 and a pedestrian. The Peugeot was travelling towards Canterbury at the time.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital in London, but he is not believed to have suffered life threatening injuries.

Investigators are keen to speak to anyone who saw the collision at the start of the 50mph section of the dual carriageway, or anyone who saw the pedestrian between the service station and the dual carriageway.

Three injured in crash near Alton

Three people have been injured in a crash near Alton.

It happened on the A339 at Lasham at around 7:30pm last night involving a silver Toyota Corolla, travelling northbound, and a blue Honda Civic, travelling southbound.

The two occupants of the Toyota, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s, suffered serious injuries and were taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance.

The man suffered life threatening injuries and the woman suffered serious but not life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Honda, a 41-year-old man, suffered serious but not life threatening injuries and was taken to Frimley Park Hospital.

Part of the road by Lasham has been closed for recovery of the vehicles and for officers to examine the crash scene.

Diversions are in place.

Driver arrested over crash to find out if bail extended

13 vehicles were involved in the crash on London Road Credit: ITV Meridian

A lorry driver arrested after his vehicle ploughed into cars on a main road in Southborough last year, will find out today whether his bail will be extended.

The 33-year-old, from Northfleet, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Three people were taken to hospital following the crash on London Road, although no-one was seriously injured.

Man arrested in connection with crash

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on a road between Staplehurst and Linton earlier this afternoon.

It happened on the A229, Staplehurst Road, close to the junction with the B2079, Maidstone Road.

It involved a Land Rover Discovery and a blue Volkswagen Golf. The driver of the Golf, a man in his 60s, was taken to a hospital in London with life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Land Rover, a man in his late 40s, was also injured and taken to a local hospital. He has since been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

"This occurred at a very busy time of the day and when a large amount of people would have been in the area. We believe there may have been a number of motorists who may have information, but who perhaps may not have been able to stop at the time. If you saw anything please get in touch as soon possible."

– Sergeant Scott Lynch, of Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit
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