Man dies and wife seriously hurt in A31 camper van crash

Investigation into killer camper van crash

Investigation into killer camper van crash

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Political reporter

THIS was the scene of devastation after a horrific road smash left a Hampshire man dead while his wife was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

The couple’s camper van was involved in a head-on collision with a council tipper truck yesterday that destroyed the front of their vehicle.

The driver of the van, a man in his 60s from Fareham, was declared dead at the scene following the crash.

And his wife, who is also in her 60s, was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries, although they are not thought to be life-threatening.

The pair had been travelling on the A31 near Wimborne in Dorset in their grey Fiat Autorail, when they collided with the Dorset County Council truck at about 10.15am.

Shocked witnesses said they heard an “almighty crash” from the impact, which was so strong that the entire front of the camper van was obliterated.

The road remained closed for much of the day, and the driver of the council truck, a man in his 40s from Weymouth, was taken to Poole Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An air ambulance was called to the scene and landed in a field near to the crash site before transporting the camper van passenger to Southampton for treatment.

Acting Sergeant Sarah Jones, from Dorset Police, said: “One of the occupants of one of the vehicles has sadly been pronounced deceased at the scene.

“One occupant was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries.

“We have our road collision investigators here – they are going to be examining the scene.”

Dorset Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward and contact Sgt Jones on 101, quoting incident number 24:126.

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9:16am Fri 25 Jul 14

wossit says...

RIP fellow camper
RIP fellow camper wossit
  • Score: 7

9:50am Fri 25 Jul 14

Cyber__Fug says...

RIP to the deceased and a speedy recovery to the injured.

But, come on DE..... WTF is a "killer camper van" ??
RIP to the deceased and a speedy recovery to the injured. But, come on DE..... WTF is a "killer camper van" ?? Cyber__Fug
  • Score: 17

12:02pm Fri 25 Jul 14

mobydick21 says...

Cyber__Fug wrote:
RIP to the deceased and a speedy recovery to the injured.

But, come on DE..... WTF is a "killer camper van" ??
DE what total disrespect to this poor man's family. What's wrong with 'fatal camper van accident' surely there are less harsh ways of reporting this terrible accident . But then that would make good reading then would it!! DE and Ian Murray hang your heads in shame!!!!! DISGUSTING
[quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: RIP to the deceased and a speedy recovery to the injured. But, come on DE..... WTF is a "killer camper van" ??[/p][/quote]DE what total disrespect to this poor man's family. What's wrong with 'fatal camper van accident' surely there are less harsh ways of reporting this terrible accident . But then that would make good reading then would it!! DE and Ian Murray hang your heads in shame!!!!! DISGUSTING mobydick21
  • Score: 12

1:07pm Fri 25 Jul 14

espanuel says...

Come DE get your act together, your sensationalism does not get you anywhere except criticism. Get down to basics at the end of the day. If this is deleted so be it.
Come DE get your act together, your sensationalism does not get you anywhere except criticism. Get down to basics at the end of the day. If this is deleted so be it. espanuel
  • Score: 7

6:18pm Fri 25 Jul 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

mobydick21 wrote:
Cyber__Fug wrote:
RIP to the deceased and a speedy recovery to the injured.

But, come on DE..... WTF is a "killer camper van" ??
DE what total disrespect to this poor man's family. What's wrong with 'fatal camper van accident' surely there are less harsh ways of reporting this terrible accident . But then that would make good reading then would it!! DE and Ian Murray hang your heads in shame!!!!! DISGUSTING
Written by the Political reporter!
[quote][p][bold]mobydick21[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: RIP to the deceased and a speedy recovery to the injured. But, come on DE..... WTF is a "killer camper van" ??[/p][/quote]DE what total disrespect to this poor man's family. What's wrong with 'fatal camper van accident' surely there are less harsh ways of reporting this terrible accident . But then that would make good reading then would it!! DE and Ian Murray hang your heads in shame!!!!! DISGUSTING[/p][/quote]Written by the Political reporter! 100%HANTSBOY
  • Score: 1

11:49pm Fri 25 Jul 14

mobydick21 says...

100%HANTSBOY wrote:
mobydick21 wrote:
Cyber__Fug wrote:
RIP to the deceased and a speedy recovery to the injured.

But, come on DE..... WTF is a "killer camper van" ??
DE what total disrespect to this poor man's family. What's wrong with 'fatal camper van accident' surely there are less harsh ways of reporting this terrible accident . But then that would make good reading then would it!! DE and Ian Murray hang your heads in shame!!!!! DISGUSTING
Written by the Political reporter!
Should stick to writing what he thinks he knows about. I'm sure it wouldn't have been written in that way if it was his parents that were involved. I'm sure he's just as bad and disrespectful as all other journalists perhaps we should just dig a big whole and start filling it with them starting with the DE reporters. SCUM DISGUSTING SCUM . Sorry rant over RIP this man , My thoughts are with your family.
[quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mobydick21[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: RIP to the deceased and a speedy recovery to the injured. But, come on DE..... WTF is a "killer camper van" ??[/p][/quote]DE what total disrespect to this poor man's family. What's wrong with 'fatal camper van accident' surely there are less harsh ways of reporting this terrible accident . But then that would make good reading then would it!! DE and Ian Murray hang your heads in shame!!!!! DISGUSTING[/p][/quote]Written by the Political reporter![/p][/quote]Should stick to writing what he thinks he knows about. I'm sure it wouldn't have been written in that way if it was his parents that were involved. I'm sure he's just as bad and disrespectful as all other journalists perhaps we should just dig a big whole and start filling it with them starting with the DE reporters. SCUM DISGUSTING SCUM . Sorry rant over RIP this man , My thoughts are with your family. mobydick21
  • Score: 1

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