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Man airlifted to hospital after three car crash

A man has been airlifted to hospital following a crash involving three cars.

It happened on the A37 near to the clay pigeon shooting range just before 1am this morning, involving a red Ford Focus, a silver Peugeot 207 and a pink Kia Picanto.

The driver of the Kia Picanto, a 69-year-old man from the Yeovil area, was flown by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital with serious injuries, which are not now believed to be life-threatening.

The crash happened on the A37 near the clay pigeon shooting range Credit: Google Streetview

The Peugeot driver, a 30-year-old man from the Dorchester area, was taken to Dorset County Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

The driver of the Ford Focus, a 54-year-old man from Portland, and a female passenger were treated by the ambulance service at the scene.

The road was closed at the Batcombe junction and the Chalmington junction. It has since re-opened.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or the manner of driving of any of the vehicles involved prior to the collision, to please contact Dorset Police.

“The road was closed for approximately six hours to enable the scene to be examined by Forensic Collision Investigations and CSI. We would like to thank motorists for their patience during this time.”

– Police Sergeant Craig Tatton


Tributes to young man killed in crash on A3 in Surrey

Zak Combe Credit: Surrey Police

The family of a young man killed in a crash on the A3 near Thursley, Surrey have paid tribute to him.

Zak Combe, aged 21 and from Haslemere, died in a collision on the southbound A3 in the early hours of Saturday June 3rd.

The circumstances of the collision remain subject to an on-going investigation.

Saturday 3rd June our lives collapsed on hearing a knock on the door from two police officers at 5am to be told that our gorgeous boy Zak had a sudden fatal roadside accident. He can never ever be replaced and will never be forgotten, his laughter, his joy of life, smile and love for everyone was touched by so many, more than we could ever have imagined. The messages of support and love we have received since our lives stopped has been truly overwhelming. We want to thank everyone for their help, love and prayers, we feel truly blessed and so lucky to have had our beautiful Zak in our lives for a short 21 years, but 21 years we can be truly grateful for. God Bless You Zak, love mummy, dadsta, Haz X X X.

– Family statement

Appeal for witnesses after fatal crash on M3

Credit: Romanse

Hampshire Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed a fatal collision on the M3 yesterday to come forward.

Three lorries and an Audi crashed northbound between junctions 9 and 10 at around 10.15am causing the motorway to close.

A man and a woman who were in the Audi were killed.

Two of the lorry drivers suffered minor injuries with one taken to Southampton General Hospital and the other to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

Anyone with dash cam footage capturing the crash is urged to share this with police.

A 63 year old man has been interviewed under caution in connection with this incident, and has been released under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact SCIU on 101, quoting 44170212966, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“This was a very serious collision which led to the deaths of two people. Officers spent a great deal of time at the scene conducting enquiries, but would now like to appeal to the public for any assistance. We would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision and the events leading up to it, but would also like to view any dash cam footage that passing motorists may have been able to film. If you think you can help us, please call us immediately."

– Sergeant Mark Furse, Serious Collision Investigation Unit

Police urge motorists to slow down in wet weather

Police are urging motorists to slow down in wet weather after an accident on the M40 this morning.

Thames Valley Roads Policing tweeted this picture after the wet conditions seen during rush hour in many places this morning.


Four people taken to hospital following crash

Four people have been taken to hospital after a crash involving four vehicles in Wareham.

It happened at around 12.45pm this afternoon on the A35 near to the turning for Bloxworth. The vehicles involved were a blue Alfa Romeo, bronze Honda CR-V, a black Kia cee'd and a grey Audi A7.

The road is currently closed at Morden Park Corner and Woodbury Cross to allow investigators to examine the scene.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact police.

"I would also like to speak to anyone who saw the manner of driving of any of the vehicles involved prior to the incident."

– Chief Inspector Heather Dixey, of Dorset Police

Helicopter crashes near River Thames

The pilot of a helicopter which crashed near a river after going into a spin gave a "thumbs-up" as he escaped with minor injuries.

An ambulance crew was called to Mapledurham estate next to the River Thames, near Reading, just before 6pm last night after a helicopter landed on its side.

The helicopter came down at Mapledurham near the River Thames Credit: Luke Howroyd

"We got a call at 17:51 to reports of a helicopter that had come down. We sent two rapid-response vehicles, two ambulance officers and an ambulance crew.

They attended to "two adult males who sustained minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment."

– A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service

Man injured in crash dies in hospital

A man injured in a crash in Eastleigh has died in hospital.

The collision took place on the evening of January 3rd on Leigh Road at the junction of the slip road onto the northbound M3, involving a blue Skoda Octavia taxi and a black Nissan Navara,

The passenger of the Nissan, am 86-year-old man from Andover, was treated for injuries at the scene and was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

However, whilst in hospital he was found to have sustained a more serious injury from the collision and died on Thursday.

"Sadly, the passenger of the Nissan Navara passed away on Thursday. We need to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision or anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation. I would urge anyone with information to contact us on 101.”

– Sergeant Richard Grant
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