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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

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
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