Accidental death verdicts in Somerset crash which killed four
An inquest into a crash on the A39 at Cannington in Somerset, which killed four people, has recorded verdicts of accidental death.
It happened last June when two cars collided head-on. A man and a woman died at the scene, and another man and woman died later in hospital. The inquest in Taunton heard that driver error was to blame.
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.
An investigation's underway after the driver of a sports car was killed in a crash on the M5. The 63 year-old woman from Gloucester died last night following the accident involving her Mazda MX-5 and a van. It happened last night on the southbound carriageway between Worcester and Strensham.
Inexperience and flying at such high altitude were combining factors in the deaths of two Bristol men who died when their hot air balloon crashed in Somerset, according to the coroner at the inquest into their deaths.
Delivering a narrative verdict, Maria Voisin, at Flax Bourton Coroners Court, said Lee Pibworth and Allan Burnett were inexperienced with some of the equipment they were using and this played a part in the crash that led to their deaths in January last year.