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UPDATE: 22 year old Ringwood man killed in crash on A31

A 22 year old man from Ringwood was fatally injured

Hampshire Police say the victim of a two-car collision on the A31 overnight was a 22 year old man from Ringwood.

He was driving a Peugeot 406 which collided with a coach at Poulner Hill on the A31 westbound, at 2.15am on Sunday morning.

The man suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

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

Police are appealing for witnesses

The road was closed for several hours as officers carried out their investigations at the scene to establish exactly what happened.

They are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or who saw either vehicle prior to the collision to come forward as they may have vital information.



Man dies in 3-vehicle pile up - man & woman in hospital

Hampshire Police are investigating a fatal collision involving three vehicles. The accident happened on the A31 southbound between the Chawton roundabout and Four Marks Village last night.

The emergency services were called to the scene at 6.52pm. One man died at the scene. A man and a woman are in hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed in both directions until the early hours of this morning.

Car 'crossed carriageway' in serious A31 crash

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the A31 in Farnham yesterday evening.

Officers were called to the scene at 7.35pm following reports of a multi-vehicle crash, one mile west of the Coxbridge roundabout.

It is believed that a silver Volkswagen Polo travelling from the Hampshire direction towards Farnham, crossed the carriageway and collided with a number of other cars.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were on scene and the road was closed for more than ten hours.

Overturned lorry in New Forest - delays on A31

The A31 westbound at the New Forest in Hampshire remains closed because of an overturned lorry and recovery work between M27 J1 / B3079 (Cadnam) and A338 Salisbury Road (Ringwood).

The A-road has been down to one lane since 4:30am, but a full closure is now in place from M27 J2 via the A35. The road is not expected to reopen until about midday.

There is only local access to exit the M27 at J1, and to/from the A31 in the New Forest.

Diversion in place: from M27 J2 Ower, follow the Hollow Circle Symbol via A326 to Totton and A35 south via Lyndhurst towards A338 at Bournemouth.

New safety signs for notorious part of A31 near Dorset

More than 70 new signs are being put up on a notorious stretch of road in the South to try and improve safety.

It is hoped the new signage at Ringwood on the Hampshire Dorset border will help to reduce the number of accidents along the A31 between the Ashley Heath roundabout and Burley.

There have been a number of fatalities on this stretch of road in recent years - including 16-year-old Jade Clark who died after being knocked off her moped in February last year. Here's Martin Dowse's report.

The interviewee is: Councillor Michael Thierry, Ringwood Town Council.

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