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Motorcyclist dies in Somerset crash

A man has died in a crash between a car and a motorcycle near Bridgwater.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident, which happened at around 6.15am on Sunday morning along Homberg Way in Wembdon near Bridgwater.

The motorcyclist received serious head injuries and, despite treatment at the scene, died shortly afterwards.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.


11 year old girl hit by train in Camborne

Girl hit by a train at Camborne Station Credit: ITV News

An eleven year old girl was hit by a train yesterday evening after falling onto the tracks at Camborne railway station.

She was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital with minor injuries.

The British Transport Police are investigating but officers are currently treating this incident as an accident.

Pleas to change accident blackspot 'will not fall on deaf ears'

The Air Balloon roundabout on the A417 is a notorious accident black spot Credit: ITV News West Country

A government minister says pleas to improve an accident blackspot in Gloucestershire "will not fall on deaf ears."

Eight people have been killed at the Air Balloon roundabout on the A417 in the past year, the most recent just a fortnight ago.

Roads Minister, John Hayes today hinted in the Commons that a £250 million plan to improve the junction was being considered.

Toddler dies in road accident

A toddler's been killed after being hit by a van in Tintagel.

The accident happened at lunchtime on Moleworth Street.

She was taken to Derriford Hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.

The main road in Tintagel is closed while police collision investigators carry out enquiries.

Motorists are being advised there will be disruption for a considerable time.

Travel: A303 - Devon - Upottery - serious accident

There are delays of up to 20 minutes on the A303 in in both directions between A30 (Upottery) and A358 / B3168 Station Road (Southfields Roundabout, Ilminster).

The road is closed due to a serious accident. Two vehicles were involved.

Air ambulance attended the scene. One person was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. Police say the person is seriously injured.


Black ice accidents

Wiltshire Police have revealed that black ice has caused dozens of accidents on roads across the county today (Monday.)

Police had already dealt with 53 road traffic accidents by 8am this morning. There were no serious injuries.

Multi-vehicle accident in Plymouth

At least one person has been seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the A38 in Plymouth. It happend on the Exeter bound carriageway of the A38 between Manadon and Marsh Mills. Police say there were freezing conditions in the area at the time.

A man is being treated at Derriford Hospital and is said to be in a critical condition.

Accident, A38 in Plymouth Credit: ITV News West Country

There were a total of five collisions, involving ten vehicles. The road is expected to be closed until 1300 hours.

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