Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Four die on county roads in two hours...UPDATED

More carnage on Lincolnshire's roads today as four die in two separate crashes. Three died in an early morning head-on smash between two vehciles on the A52. A couple of hours later a female motorcyclist lost her life in an accident near Lincoln.

UPDATE: In response to a comment asking for news of the injured, here's extracts from the updated police log:

Skegness triple fatal accident: Police investigating a road traffic collision at Croft Bank, near Skegness in which three people died have arrested a 43 year old man from the Skegness area on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was kept in overnight at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital under police guard and is expected to be discharged from hospital later today. Once discharged, the man will be escorted by officers to Boston Police Station and interviewed.

Police are continuing their investigations into the collision involving the vehicles - a white Leyland Sherpa van, a black Rover 600 and a blue Renault Megane. The Leyland Sherpa van and the blue Renault Megane were travelling south on the A52 at Croft when the van collided with the black Rover 600 travelling in the opposite direction towards Skegness. The Leyland van, carrying six people, was being followed by two Ford Transit vans and all three vehicles were carrying foreign nationals.

Those in the Leyland van are all believed to be Polish nationals. The black Rover 600, containing five people, was carrying Lithuanian nationals. Police are now able to confirm the details of the three fatalities from the collision. The passenger of the Leyland Sherpa van was Irena Polak, 47 years old, a Polish national from Roman Bank, Skegness. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The driver of the black Rover 600 was Zenonas Buza, 22 years old, a Lithuanian national from Wrangle, Boston and the front seat passenger was Sandra Bredelyte, 22 years old and also a Lithuanian national from Wrangle, near Boston. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Post mortem examinations on the deceased are expected to take place Thursday 15 November 2007 and inquests are likely to open following these. Five other people in the Leyland Sherpa van were injured as a result of the collision. Four were taken by ambulance to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital where they are continuing to receive treatment. A woman was airlifted to Lincoln County Hospital where she remains under observation. Three back seat passengers from the black Rover 600 were taken by ambulance to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital and are described as having life-changing injuries. One of the men is in a critical but stable condition.

Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the collision, which happened at around 7.00am Tuesday morning, on the A52 at Croft Bank. They are particularly keen to hear from anyone who was driving on the A52 around 6.45am to 7.00am who saw any of the vehicles prior to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Witness Hotline on 01522 558855. Sergeant Dave Kay of the Roads Policing Unit has confirmed that the man referred to above is now at Boston Police Station and will be questioned today (Thursday) about the incident.

Sgt Kay also says there has been no change in the conditions of those still in hospital. He says that several witness statements have been taken in which they say that a number of cars and a HGV drove round the wreckage and continued on their way. Police would like to speak to those drivers just in case they may have seen anything that witnesses so far have not mentioned. He is urging anyone with any information to contact the witness hotline.

Lincoln fatality: This is an update in relation to the fatal collision involving a motorbike and a refuse lorry which occurred at 8.51am on Tuesday 13 November. The rider of the motorbike, pronounced dead at the scene is named as 29 year old Rebecca (known as Becky) Elaine Smith from Lincoln. A post mortem will be held today (Wednesday 14 November), and an Inquest is due to be opened early next week. Matt Chapman, Becky's fiancé...says "She was a lovely, caring person and an inspiration to all who knew her."


Anonymous said...

Any news on the injured?

Anonymous said...

now 74 dead this year.

Another in last week.