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Lorry driver badly hurt in Frome crash

A lorry driver has life-threatening injuries after a crash near Frome in Somerset.

He was trapped in the cab of his truck after colliding with a bus on the A361 at around half past ten this morning.

There were 27 passengers on the bus. Four people have minor injuries.

The Frome Bypass is closed between the A362 and B3092 while police deal with the incident.

Inquest into A419 crash deaths

An inquest has heard how a drink driver and her friend were killed in a crash that catapulted their passengers out of the window.

Shaya Rae Leigh, who was 18, was almost twice over the limit when her car flipped over and hit a tree in Swindon last May.

17 year old Kerrylee O'Leary-Staniford was also killed.

Neither girl had been wearing their seat belts properly at the time .

The assistant coroner recorded a narrative verdict.

Shaya Rae Leigh was almost twice over the drink drive limit when she died


Police appeal for witness to fatal collision

Police investigating a fatal accident on the A435 at Gotherington this morning are appealing to a van driver who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

The motorcyclist, a 47-year-old man from Evesham, was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol but later died.

The accident happened at around 8am this morning between a red Yamaha motorcycle and a silver Peugeot 306.

Following information from people at the scene officers believe the driver of a white van may have witnessed the collision and be able to help them with their investigation.

The van was originally described as a BT van, however the company say none of their staff were in the area at the time.

A 20-year-old man from Apperley has been arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention and has been further arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He currently remains in police custody.

Teenager who died in Taunton crash is named

Jake Brawn died after his motorbike collided with a tree. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The family of a 19 year old man who died following a road traffic collision in Taunton yesterday have named him.

Jake Brawn was travelling on a motorbike on Honiton Road at Blagdon Hill when he collided with a tree.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Taunton.

Three motorcyclists were travelling south along Honiton Road just before 1pm yesterday when one of the machines left the road on a nearside bend and was in collision with a tree.

The 19-year-old injured man received treatment at the scene but died shortly afterwards.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident.

If you can help, call the collision investigation unit on the force number 101.


Four taken to hospital after M4 crash

Four people were taken to hospital after a coach and three cars collided on the M4 near Bristol this afternoon. It happened between junctions 19(M32) and 20 (M5).

Afurther 29 patients – including all the occupants of the coach and a family offour in one of the cars – were assessed, treated and cleared on scene.

The four patientsrequiring hospital treatment were in two of the cars – the most seriouslyinjured being a woman who suffered chest injuries, including potential broken ribs.

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