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2-year-old killed when a car hit a wall

A two-year-old girl has died and two other children were injured after a car smashed into a wall and landed on its roof.

Police said a 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of "driving offences" following the crash near the village of Horton, Dorset, yesterday. Officers were called to reports of a "serious road traffic collision" on the B3078 at 9.20pm.

A blue MG car carrying five people had left the road and collided with a wall before overturning, Dorset Police said.

A force spokesman said: "Sadly a two-year-old girl has died. Two other children aged eight and 11 have been injured and taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not thought to be serious."

The driver of the car and a female passenger were treated for minor injuries and shock, police said.

A force spokesman said: "A 28-year-old man from Wimborne has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences. He is currently assisting police with their inquiries."

The two-year-old's next of kin have been informed and the coroner has been notified.

The B3078 has been closed between Witchampton and Horton to allow investigators to examine the scene, the force added.

Tribute paid to woman who died in crash

Sheila Staples died at the scene of the crash on Wednesday Credit: Dorset Police

A woman who died in a fatal road traffic collision on the A37 between Yeovil and Dorchester has been named.

The collision happened at around midday on Wednesday 13 May 2015, at the Holywell Cross junction with the A37.

The collision occurred when a silver Volvo single decker coach travelling south from Yeovil toward Dorchester and a grey Mitsubishi car, driven by an 83-year-old man from the Bridport area, entered the A37 from Holywell.

The front seat passenger of the car, 80-year-old Sheila Staples, of Birdsmoorgate near Marshwood, sadly died at the scene.

Sheila’s family described her as ‘A daughter of Dorset’ after being born here and living practically her whole life in the county.

She had been very happily married to her husband – Clifford – for 58 years, during which they raised their four children.

In a statement, Sheila’s family said: “We are grieving at the loss of a beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother. We thank most sincerely her many friends for their kind messages of support. We should also like to thank the emergency services and the doctor and nurse who stopped to render assistance for all their efforts.”

Police Constable Mike Henstridge, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the incident to please call on 101.”

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Man due in court over teenagers' deaths in car crash

Passengers Abbey Rogers & Lily Godwin died after car hit a wall Credit: Facebook

A man is due in court this morning charged with causing the deaths of two teenagers in a crash.

Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers, who were both 19 years old, died when the car in which they were passengers hit a wall on Gosport Lane in Lyndhurst in December.

21-year-old James Battrick from Cadnam is due at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Appeal following fatal crash

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision near Sevenoaks.

Officers were called at 2.42am this morning to reports of a single vehicle collision involving a black Vauxhall Zafira on the northbound carriageway of the A21 between Sevenoaks and Swanley.

The driver, a 43-year-old man from Essex, was pronounced dead at the scene and the road is closed as a result.

Traffic is advised to find alternative routes whilst officers from Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit carry out their enquiries.

Anyone with information about the collision or who may have seen the black Vauxhall Zafira in the moments beforehand is urged to contact the SCIU appeal line on 01622 798538.

Fatal crash in Dorset

Police investigating a fatal collision in Boscombe are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward – with one man being arrested.

At around 1.17am this morning police were called to a serious injury road traffic collision at the junction of Christchurch Road and Drummond Road after a white Peugeot 106 was in collision with a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a 42-year-old woman from Bournemouth, suffered serious injuries and died a short time later. Her next of kin have been informed and the coroner notified.

The road remains closed while collision investigators carry out a thorough examination of the scene.

One man – aged 34 and from Bournemouth – has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the manner of driving of a white Peugeot 106 prior to the incident to please call me urgently on 101."

– Police Sergeant Dave Stroud, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit

Appeal for witnesses to fatal crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a two vehicle collision in Worms Lane, Middleton-on-Sea, Bognor Regis, in which a 75-year-old woman died and two men were seriously injured.

It happened just after 4.30pm on Sunday and involved a red Nissan Qashqai and a white Volkswagen LT35 van.

The driver of the Nissan died and her 80-year-old passenger suffered a fractured pelvis and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. Both come from Bognor Regis.

The driver of the VW, a 54-year-old man from Tangmere, near Chichester, suffered leg and throat injuries and was taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting, London.

Anyone who saw what happened or noticed either vehicle shortly before the collision is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Calcutta.

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7-year-old boy killed in collision

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a fatal road collision in Buckinghamshire yesterday.

At 2.17pm yesterday on the A4146 Stoke Hammond bypass near the junction with the B4032 Leighton Road a silver Toyota RAV 4 was involved in a collision with a blue DAF lorry. The collision occurred on the south bound dual carriageway.

Fire service, air ambulance together with the ambulance service attended.

Sadly a 7-year-old boy, who was a pssenger in the car, died at the scene. Three people were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where they were treated for serious injuries.

A 33-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail while the investigation continues. The road was closed for a number of hours while collision investigation work was undertaken.

“This is a very sad case where a young boy has lost his life. We are in the process of investigating the circumstances which led to these tragic consequences and so would urge anyone who was in the area before this time and saw the incident itself or who had seen either vehicle prior to the collision to please contact us as a matter of urgency.”

– Investigating officer PC Sandra Terry from Bicester Serious Collision Investigation Unit

Witness appeal after fatal crash

Roads Policing officers are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a 47-year-old motorcyclist died near East Meon yesterday.

At around 3.15pm, a motorcyclist was travelling on the main road from East Meon to West Meon and was negoating a lefthand bend when his bike came off the road and collided with a tree.

He was treated at the site of the collision by a doctor from the Hampshire Air Ambulance but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The man is believed to be from Burgess Hill in West Sussex. His family are being informed. A formal identification will take place tomorrow.

The man was riding with a second motorcyclist who was not involved in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed this incident and is able to provide information which could help the investigation is urged to call 101 and ask for Havant Roads Policing Unit, quoting Operation Content.

Witnesses urged to come forward after fatal collision

Officers are urging witnesses and drivers in the area to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision on the A35 between Axminster and Charmouth.

The collision occurred at around 2.30pm on Sunday 15 March 2015 at Greenway Head, near to Raymonds Hill.

A silver Toyota Prius driven by a 63-year-old man from the Lincolnshire area collided with a blue Peugeot car driven by a 28-year-old woman from the Lyme Regis area.

The front seat passenger of the Toyota car, a 59-year-old woman from the Lincolnshire area died at the scene.

The drivers of both vehicles suffered serious life changing Injuries. They were taken to hospital for treatment and remain there in stable conditions. No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 15:250. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

"I believe that a number of vehicles may have driven past the collision after it happened. I am appealing for them to contact me as they may be able to provide vital evidence. In particular, I would like to speak to the driver of an articulated lorry with a white cab that was travelling eastbound toward Bridport. I urgently want to hear from anyone with information related to the collision or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved.”

– Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, Dorset Police

Fatal collision on A35

Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision on the A35 between Axminster and Charmouth.

The collision occurred at around 2.30pm on Sunday 15 March 2015 at Greenway Head, near to Raymonds Hill.

A silver Toyota Prius driven by a 63-year-old man from the Lincolnshire area collided with a blue Peugeot car driven by a 28-year-old woman from the Lyme Regis area.

The front seat passenger of the Toyota car, a 59-year-old woman from the Lincolnshire area, sadly died at the scene.

The drivers of both vehicles suffered serious life changing Injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.

The road was closed for several hours whilst investigators examined the scene.

Any witnesses to the collision or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved please contact Police Constable Gareth Blaken of Weymouth traffic police on 101 quoting incident number 15:250.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 15:250. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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