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Five vehicles involved in fatal crash

Police have launched an investigation after a fatal crash involving five vehicles in Oxfordshire.

It happened at around 12.30pm on the A424 between Burford and Stow-On-The-Wold at the junction to Idbury and Foscot on Friday.

The 57-year-old male driver of one of the vehicles died at the scene.

Another driver and passenger sustained serious but not life threatening injuries.

Appeal after pedestrian killed in fatal crash

An investigation's underway after a pedestrian was killed in a crash in Rusthall in Kent.

The collision took place at the junction with Manor Road, at about 4.55pm yesterday.

A white Nissan Primastar van was involved in a collision with a pedestrian – a 78-year-old man from the local area who suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed while investigations were carried out - it was reopened at about 8.50pm.

"It is likely the High Street was quite busy at the time of the incident so we would like to hear from anyone who has not yet made contact.

"This means witnesses to the collision itself or anyone who saw the van or pedestrian in the moments leading up to it."

– PC Chris Oliver-Jones


Parents pay tribute to their only son killed in crash

Reese Mitchell died in a collision on the Isle of Wight on Sunday Credit: Hampshire Police

A motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on the Isle of Wight has been named as 21-year-old Reese Mitchell. He collided with a car on Military Road on Sunday afternoon.

Reese grew up on the Island and worked as a scaffolder for a local company. Reese was the only child of Richard and Tracey Mitchell.

"Reese will be sadly missed by us and our extended family and the many friends that he had".

– Tracey and Richard Mitchell

Tributes to motorcyclist who died following crash

Simon Brinkley died following the crash on Wharf Road last week Credit: Wiltshire Police

Friends of a motorcyclist from Swindon who died in a crash last week have paid tribute to him.

Simon Brinkley was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on Wharf Road, near Wroughton on Thursday afternoon.

"Simon was much loved and respected and will be missed daily. He will never be forgotten as my best friend and comrade in arms. He will always be in our hearts forever. You will always be a part of me. I’ll make you proud as I was of you."

– Wayne Russell

"Simon wasn’t just my friend, for 22 years he was my second brother. He was always smiling and lit up the room when he was around. He touched so many peoples lives and will never be forgotten. He wanted his black belt and given the chance he would have done it. We are completely devastated by his loss. Love you player."

– Marc Russell (Chopper)

"Simon was a great guy with a huge heart, his charisma was beyond epic. He was very helpful with me and others with martial arts and his passion and determination for Jun Fan was awesome. He would always make me laugh and we would have a lot of banter about football."

– Jonny Simpson - Friend from Martial Arts

Man dies following crash

An investigation's underway after a man was killed in a crash in Lytchett Matravers.

The collision happened on Friday afternoon on Huntick Road at the junction with Wareham Road outside the Rose and Crown pub.

A white Ford Transit Connect van, being driven by an 84-year-old man from Swanage, was in collision with a blue Mercedes A class car.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 91-year-old man from Lytchett Matravers, was taken to Poole Hospital for treatment but sadly died on Saturday.

His next of kin have been informed and the coroner notified.

The driver of the Ford Transit was uninjured.

“Initially the injuries sustained in this collision were not thought to have been serious. But sadly the driver of the Mercedes died in hospital the following day.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle being driven prior to the incident, to please call me.

“All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”

– Police Constable Lee Savage, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit

Fatal crash near Bentley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision on the A31 near Bentley.

Officers were called at 7.26pm yesterday to a report of a collision between a bicycle and a white Ford Transit van near the A31's junction with Station Road.

The cyclist, a man aged in his 40s from Hampshire, was taken to hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries. He was later pronounced dead.

Immediate next-of-kin have been informed. Police won't be in a position to name the deceased man in the media until formal identification procedures are completed.

The van driver, a man aged in his 20s from Hampshire, was not injured. He was later arrested, and is being interviewed at a police station about the collision.

Both carriageways on a section of the A31 near Bentley were closed for a short time while emergency services responded.

The Surrey-bound side of the A31 remains closed until beyond midnight this morning (Thursday, August 13) while police conclude an examination of the collision scene for evidence.

Officers are appealing for further witnesses to the collision itself or the movements of a white Ford Transit van and a bicycle immediately beforehand.


Tribute to Bracknell man killed in crash

Simon Girling died in a fatal crash in Warfield last month Credit: Thames Valley Police

The following is a tribute from the family of Simon Girling who died following a collision on the A330 Ascot Road in Warfield on 29 June.

A tribute to Simon from his family follows:

“Loving husband to his wife Joanne and father to his children Sasha, Lauren, Jordan, Rhys and Leo.

“We cannot come to terms with the tragedy which saw you leave our lives forever. We love and miss you so much.

“Simon's funeral will take place at Easthampstead Crematorium at 3pm on Friday 24 July 2015 for family and friends to lay him to rest. Family flowers only but donations to CLAPA gratefully received via AB Walker (cleft lip and palate association)

“Sleep tight Si, will will never forget you xx”

Simon, who is from Bracknell, died following a road traffic collision, when his blue and white motorbike left the carriageway on A330, Ascot Road, northwest of Nuptown Lane at around 7pm on 29 June.

Anyone with any information about the collision is asked to contact PC James Baker on 101 quoting URN 1430 29/6.

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.”

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.

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