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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

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.

Driver escapes with minor injuries following crash

Emergency services were called to the M40 this afternoon Credit: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

A driver managed to escape with minor injuries following a crash on the M40 in Oxfordshire.

Emergency services were called to the stretch of motorway between junction 11 at Banbury and Junction 12 at Gaydon.

Crews found debris from the crash spanning 25 metres from the hard shoulder across the embankment, including a wooden electricity pole that had been snapped in half.

An electricity pole had snapped in half during the crash Credit: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

“When I first saw the van I was very concerned as to the state that we might find any of the occupants. I am astounded that the driver has escaped this incident with relatively minor injuries.

"It looks like the van has gone airborne as it got to the top of the embankment, hit the power lines that are carrying electricity at 11,000Volts, and then came crashing back down to earth rolling several times before coming to rest.

"The amount of tools that were thrown out of the vehicle just shows how important it is to secure any load, as even the smallest of items in a car or van can become a lethal projectile in the event of a crash."

– Station Manager David Bray


Cyclist left with serious injuries after crash

A cyclist has been left with serious injuries after a crash in Tonbridge.

It happened between Whistler Road and Higham Lane in Tonbridge, involving a van and a cyclist and it's believed to have happened at approximately 10pm on Tuesday evening.

The van is reported to have left the scene before police arrived and the cyclist was taken to a local hospital with a fractured back and serious leg injury.

It is believed the vehicle involved has sustained damage to a wing mirror and indicator lens.

Officers are particularly keen to speak with anyone who has knowledge of this vehicle, possibly a white Ford Transit. It is believed to have headed away down Puttenden Lane, towards the Plaxtol area, following the incident.

Serious crash near Micheldever

Police are at the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the A33 near Micheldever.

Officers were called to reports of a car which was in collision with a tree shortly after 6.30am this morning.

The road is currently closed as officers continue their investigations.

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
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