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Witnesses sought after five car crash near Brighton

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Police are asking the public to come forward with information after a five car crash on the A23 north of Brighton on Friday 7th July.

Officers are trying to trace the driver of a small beige vehicle which failed to stop after the crash on the southbound carriageway.

The crash happened at around 6.10pm some 400 metres north of the Mill Road roundabout and the A27.

Several vehicles were forced to swerve and collided with each other.

A black Renault Clio driven by a 27-year-old man from Milton Keynes overturned.

He and his front seat passenger, a 23-year-old woman from Northampton, sustained minor injuries and were treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

The other cars involved were a white Kia Sportage, driven by a 34-year-old man from Brighton, a grey Volkswagen Scirocco driven by a 55-year-old man from Southwick and a black Audi A4, driven by a 42-year-old woman from Hassocks.

Anyone with information is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police uk, report details online here or phone 101, quoting serial 1222 of 07/07.

We're keen to speak to the driver the small beige vehicle seen in the vicinity at the time of the crash. We'd also like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who noticed the beige vehicle being driven shortly beforehand, and whom we've not yet spoken to."

– PC Nathan Langley, East Sussex Roads Policing Unit

Man airlifted to hospital after three car crash

A man has been airlifted to hospital following a crash involving three cars.

It happened on the A37 near to the clay pigeon shooting range just before 1am this morning, involving a red Ford Focus, a silver Peugeot 207 and a pink Kia Picanto.

The driver of the Kia Picanto, a 69-year-old man from the Yeovil area, was flown by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital with serious injuries, which are not now believed to be life-threatening.

The crash happened on the A37 near the clay pigeon shooting range Credit: Google Streetview

The Peugeot driver, a 30-year-old man from the Dorchester area, was taken to Dorset County Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

The driver of the Ford Focus, a 54-year-old man from Portland, and a female passenger were treated by the ambulance service at the scene.

The road was closed at the Batcombe junction and the Chalmington junction. It has since re-opened.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or the manner of driving of any of the vehicles involved prior to the collision, to please contact Dorset Police.

“The road was closed for approximately six hours to enable the scene to be examined by Forensic Collision Investigations and CSI. We would like to thank motorists for their patience during this time.”

– Police Sergeant Craig Tatton


Three in hospital after lorry ploughs into house near Haywards Heath

Three people have been taken to hospital after a lorry crashed into the front of a house at Ansty near Haywards Heath. The truck was also in collision with two cars. One driver suffered serious injures. Tony Green has the latest.

Lorry crashes into front of house as couple watch tv

A lorry has crashed into the front of a house in Sussex while its elderly occupants watched TV inside. The HGV had earlier collided with two cars at Ansty near Haywards Heath. Three people were taken to hospital. These moving pictures were taken by Eddie Mitchell.

Tributes to young man killed in crash on A3 in Surrey

Zak Combe Credit: Surrey Police

The family of a young man killed in a crash on the A3 near Thursley, Surrey have paid tribute to him.

Zak Combe, aged 21 and from Haslemere, died in a collision on the southbound A3 in the early hours of Saturday June 3rd.

The circumstances of the collision remain subject to an on-going investigation.

Saturday 3rd June our lives collapsed on hearing a knock on the door from two police officers at 5am to be told that our gorgeous boy Zak had a sudden fatal roadside accident. He can never ever be replaced and will never be forgotten, his laughter, his joy of life, smile and love for everyone was touched by so many, more than we could ever have imagined. The messages of support and love we have received since our lives stopped has been truly overwhelming. We want to thank everyone for their help, love and prayers, we feel truly blessed and so lucky to have had our beautiful Zak in our lives for a short 21 years, but 21 years we can be truly grateful for. God Bless You Zak, love mummy, dadsta, Haz X X X.

– Family statement

Appeal for witnesses after fatal crash on M3

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Hampshire Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed a fatal collision on the M3 yesterday to come forward.

Three lorries and an Audi crashed northbound between junctions 9 and 10 at around 10.15am causing the motorway to close.

A man and a woman who were in the Audi were killed.

Two of the lorry drivers suffered minor injuries with one taken to Southampton General Hospital and the other to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

Anyone with dash cam footage capturing the crash is urged to share this with police.

A 63 year old man has been interviewed under caution in connection with this incident, and has been released under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact SCIU on 101, quoting 44170212966, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“This was a very serious collision which led to the deaths of two people. Officers spent a great deal of time at the scene conducting enquiries, but would now like to appeal to the public for any assistance. We would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision and the events leading up to it, but would also like to view any dash cam footage that passing motorists may have been able to film. If you think you can help us, please call us immediately."

– Sergeant Mark Furse, Serious Collision Investigation Unit


Four people taken to hospital following crash

Four people have been taken to hospital after a crash involving four vehicles in Wareham.

It happened at around 12.45pm this afternoon on the A35 near to the turning for Bloxworth. The vehicles involved were a blue Alfa Romeo, bronze Honda CR-V, a black Kia cee'd and a grey Audi A7.

The road is currently closed at Morden Park Corner and Woodbury Cross to allow investigators to examine the scene.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact police.

"I would also like to speak to anyone who saw the manner of driving of any of the vehicles involved prior to the incident."

– Chief Inspector Heather Dixey, of Dorset Police

Helicopter crashes near River Thames

The pilot of a helicopter which crashed near a river after going into a spin gave a "thumbs-up" as he escaped with minor injuries.

An ambulance crew was called to Mapledurham estate next to the River Thames, near Reading, just before 6pm last night after a helicopter landed on its side.

The helicopter came down at Mapledurham near the River Thames Credit: Luke Howroyd

"We got a call at 17:51 to reports of a helicopter that had come down. We sent two rapid-response vehicles, two ambulance officers and an ambulance crew.

They attended to "two adult males who sustained minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment."

– A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service
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