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Man dies following collision involving two cars

Police are appealing for information after a pedestrian died following a collision involving two cars in Ascot.

Emergency services were called to Kings Ride near the junction with Prince Albert Drive where a pedestrian was involved in a collision with two vehicles, a Volkswagen Sharan and a Ford Focus.

The pedestrian, a 76-year-old man from Ascot, died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

The occupants of the vehicles were uninjured.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who saw the collision, which was sadly fatal, or who may have seen a man walking along Kings Ride at around the time of the collision, to contact police.”

– Investigating officer Sergeant Grant Thomas, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing based at Taplow


Appeal following fatal crash in Christchurch

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash involving a car, a pedestrian and a parked car in Christchurch.

Police received a report that a silver BMW was involved in a collision with a parked car and a pedestrian on Mudeford yesterday afternoon.

The pedestrian, an 85-year-old woman from the Christchurch area, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family has been informed and is being supported by a family liaison officer. The coroner has been notified.

The 94-year-old male driver of the car was uninjured.

An 85-year-old woman has died following a crash in Mudeford in Christchurch Credit: Google Earth

“I am appealing to any motorists or pedestrians who were in the area at the time and witnessed the collision to please contact me.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of the vehicle immediately prior to the collision or who has a dash cam fitted in their vehicle.

“I would like to thank motorists and anyone affected by this incident for their patience during the road closure, which was essential to allow the emergency services to carry out their vital work and to allow for an effective examination of the scene.”

– Police Sergeant Nikki Burt

Tributes to motorcyclist killed in crash

Tributes have been paid to a motorcyclist who died in a crash in Ramsgate.

Brett Appleyard who was 24 was involved in a collision with a car in Stirling Way last Friday night - he died at the scene.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Brett Appleyard died following a crash last Friday night Credit: Kent Police

"Brett will be terribly missed by everyone who knew him. He will always be my beautiful boy and the bestest big brother ever to his sister Casey. To his partner Lottie, who is mum to his unborn child, he was and still is her heart and her world.

"Brett was so very caring, loving and funny. He was pure energy. He loved to laugh and make others laugh too. He loved his family and friends very much and anything with an engine. He also loved fishing.

"He was so excited that he was becoming a dad in February and loved his baby so much that he was fit to burst. I’m so happy that he had been with Lottie for the scan that day, as he was beside himself with happiness.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the police and the paramedics who were there that awful night. They were all totally amazing and we are so grateful to them for trying so very hard and for being there for us."

– Brett's mum, Linda

IPCC investigating fatal crash on the M3 in Hampshire

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched an investigation after a man died in a crash on the M3 in Hampshire.

Officers were pursuing a blue BMW just before 1am yesterday morning when both vehicles stopped on the hard shoulder between junctions 12 and 13 at Eastleigh.

The driver of the BMW got out the car and stepped onto the carriageway, and was then hit by at least one other vehicle.

The M3 was closed for several hours following the collision Credit: ITV Meridian

South Central Ambulance Service attended but the man died en route to hospital.

The M3 was closed in both directions between junctions 12 and 13 between 1.30 and 6.30am. The southbound carriageway reopened at 6.30am and the northbound at 8.30am.

Young woman dies in crash involving taxi in Portsmouth

A young woman has been killed in a crash in Portsmouth.

The 20-year-old woman - a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a silver Skoda taxi on Lake Road just after midnight this morning.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A 37-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention. He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the pedestrian or the vehicle prior to the collision to come forward and speak to us.”

– Inspector Darren Ord
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