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Cyclist in hospital after crash with skip lorry

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision in Portsmouth which left a man in hospital.

Shortly after 4pm today, officers were called to Northern Parade, at the junction with Hilsea Crescent, following a collision between a skip lorry and a pedal cyclist.

The cyclist, a 47-year-old man from Fareham, suffered life-changing injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment where he remains at this time.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, and are particularly keen to obtain any dash cam footage from vehicles which may have been in the area during and immediately before the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44170413847, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

'Heartbroken' mum's tribute to son who died in crash

Jasper Collins died after the collision in Ringwood Credit: Hampshire Police

A mother has been left 'heartbroken' after her son died after a crash in Ringwood in the early hours of yesterday.

21 year old Jasper Collins, of Ringwood Road, Bransgore died in hospital after the crash on Crow Lane shortly before 2am.

Investigations into the single vehicle crash are ongoing and anyone who may have seen what happened or saw the white Volkswagen Scirocco being driven by Jasper before the crash are asked to contact police.

Contact police on 101, quoting 44170304869, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

As you can imagine, we are devastated, heartbroken. No words can sum it up. Just 21 years old, now forever young."

“Thank you for your kind words, they do mean so much. It helps to receive them. Jasper was truly a good boy – I would say that wouldn’t I but it is so true. Adrian and I were incredibly proud of him. So kind, cheeky, funny, and such a dear friend to so many."

“I am told the pub was absolutely full all day yesterday as they gathered to be a comfort to each other. I’ve seen the videos cheering him and the flowers and the cushion Jasper made for Jack, which was so typical of Jasper’s humour."

“A tragic car accident but please do know and take comfort that Jasper was asleep immediately and had no pain. I was by his side in hospital and all the staff at Southampton General Hospital were truly amazing. Our thanks to them all for all they did to try to help him."

“Our love to all his family and friends, who are all going to miss him so much.”

– Anne Collins, Jasper's mother

Pedestrian killed on busy road

Police are appealing for information after a fatal road traffic collision on the A303 eastbound near Popham services.

It happened at around 12.30am on Saturday, May 23.

A pedestrian is believed to have been struck by multiple vehicles. The man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are in the process of notifying next of kin to allow for formal identification procedures to take place.

We are appealing to anyone who was travelling eastbound on the A303 near Popham services around the time of the incident. We need to establish the exact circumstances and identify any further vehicles involved. One driver has come forward. We have spoken with several drivers at the scene, but we know there are still vehicles unaccounted for.

– Sergeant Andy Gwyer
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