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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


Man injured in crash in Oakley

A man has been arrested after a man was seriously injured in a crash in Oakley.

Emergency services were called to Oakley Lane last night. A 35-year-old man was seriously injured in a collision with a red Land Rover Discovery.

He was taken to Basingstoke hospital with a fractured pelvis.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

A 45-year-old man from Whitchurch has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently in police custody.

Appeal after 18-year-old injured in crash

Police have launched an investigation after an 18-year-old man was injured while crossing the road in Southampton.

Officers would like to speak to the driver of a silver Rover after the teenage pedestrian was left with bruising and a neck injury following this collision that took place near to Sainsbury's on Hill Lane.

The teenager reported that the driver spoke to him and asked if was ok, but did not exchange their details

Woman in life threatening condition after crash

A woman's in a life threatening condition in hospital after a crash involving a van and a car in Beaminster.

Dorset Police were called to the A356 near Chedington yesterday afternoon.

The woman was taken to Dorset County Hospital by land ambulance with life-threatening injuries. Two other people have been described as walking wounded.

The road is expected to be closed for some time to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences.

“This is a very serious collision and the A356 is expected to be closed for quite a while.

“I would like to thank affected motorists for their patience during the road closure, which is necessary to allow us to establish what happened. While the closures are in place, I would urge motorists to please avoid the area and use alternative routes.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to please call Dorset Police.”

– Police Sergeant Nikki Burt, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit

Appeal following serious crash

A cyclist has been left with a serious head injury following a serious crash in Caversham.

At around 8.30am today yesterday morning, a blue Proton car was travelling from Vastern Road on to the Napier Road roundabout when it was involved in a collision with a cyclist on a black mountain bicycle.

The cyclist, a man aged in his fifties, sustained a life-threatening head injury and was flown by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he remains.

The driver of the Proton stopped at the scene of the collision, and the road was closed in the area while an investigation was carried out.

“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision. If you have any details which could assist with the investigation please call police.”

– Investigating officer PC Gareth Miles, from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing based at Three Mile Cross


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Fatal crash: family talk of their loss

'It was a big, big mistake for which they paid the price.' Those words from the brother of a speeding driver, killed in an horrific high-speed crash.

Kyle Careford - and passenger Michael Owen - were high on drugs when they crashed the Renault Clio in Crowborough in April. Yesterday the family released a video of their final moments as a warning to others. It has been seen by more than 3 million people.

Kyle's brother said the decision to release the video had not been taken lightly - but done in the hope of saving others from making the same mistakes. David Johns has our report.

"If this video can save a life then it's done what it's supposed to do".

Kyle Careford and Michael Owen's final moments were found on a phone near the crash scene. Credit: Sussex Police

A man whose brother's final moments were filmed before he was killed in a high-speed crash has told ITV Meridian that if the video saves lives it has done its job.

The family of Kyle Careford and Michael Owen released the tragic footage of their fatal journey in Crowborough in the hope it will warn others to think twice before driving carelessly.

The pair had taken a cocktail of prescribed and illegal drugs before reaching speeds of up to 90 mph through the Sussex countryside in Michael's Renault Clio. They were both killed instantly when the vehicle crashed into a church wall.

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