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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.

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 or phone 101, quoting Operation Calcutta.

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