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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.

Cornwall school bus crash

A school bus carrying 11 children crashed with another vehicle in Cornwall this morning. It happened on the B3274 at St Issey near Wadebridge. The bus driver was seriously injured and taken to hospital by air ambulance.

One other person was injured. The school children were treated for shock. The road is currently closed.


Man arrested after fatal accident on A38

A man has been arrested after a fatal accident on the A38 near Liskeard last Thursday.

The accident happened around 2.20pm at Halfway House, in the Glynn Valley. It is thought that there were six vehicles involved, including a motorcyclist who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The motorcyclist was a local man in his early seventies who had been travelling eastbound towards Liskeard when he collided with a car and a HGV travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of a BMW, a 37 year old from St Austell, was arrested for causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail until 9 January 2013.

Police would like to appeal of witnesses to this incident to contact them on 101 and quote log 396 of 6 September 2012.

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.


Police release image of Torquay crash driver

Police have released a picture of the driver involved in a head on crash in Hamelin Way, Torquay, last Friday. Marek Wojciechowski was arrested at the scene of the incident, but subsequently died. The 26-year-old lived locally with his wife and family.

The 26-year-old lived locally with his wife and family Credit: Marek Wojciechowski

The incident left a toddler and his unborn sister dead. Their parents Con and Elber Twomey, are still in a critical condition in Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is now investigating whether an officer was in pursuit of a car moments before the crash.

IPCC investigate fatal Torquay crash

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating whether an officer was in pursuit of a car moments before it was involved in a crash in Torquay which left a toddler and his unborn sister dead.

Con, 39, and Elber Twomey, 36, from the village of Meelin in Co Cork, Ireland, are in a critical condition in Plymouth's Derriford Hospital in Devon following the head-on crash involving two cars on Hamelin Way, Torquay.

Crash woman loses unborn child

It's emerged that a woman, whose two year old son was killed when their car was hit by another in Torquay on Friday, has also lost her unborn child.

The 36 year old was operated on at Derriford Hospital but doctors were unable to save the baby.

Both mother and father are in intensive care.

A Polish man in his 20s, who was driving the other car, was arrested at the scene but later died.

Twenty five emergency service vehicles attended the incident, along with three air ambulances, which helped take all four people to hospital.

The collision happened on Hamelin Way in Torquay on Friday afternoon. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Hamelin Way was closed for more than 10 hours while the vehicles were recovered and forensic examinations took place.

A police major crime investigation team and serious collision investigation unit are looking into the circumstances of the crash.

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