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  • "The tailgating on the A31 used to frighten the life out of me when I commuted for two years. It only takes something unexpected to happen for there to be a multi-car crash. Better to leave space in between the car in front than to end up in hospital."
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Pensioner from Surrey dies after accident on A31 at Ringwood

Man killed in road crash

Man killed in road crash

First published in New Forest

A PENSIONER has died after a four-car crash on a major Hampshire road last night.

The man in his 70s, who was driving a Daihatsu, was seriously injured in the collision on the A31 near Ringwood, and was later pronounced dead.

No one in the other three cars - two Fords and a Vauxhall - was reported to have been hurt in the crash, which happened shortly before 6pm, near the Ringwood Flyover.

The road was closed for much of the night.

Police said the man who died, who was from Surrey, was travelling alone in the car.

Officers are now in the process of informing his next of kin.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to call Sergeant Andy Tester at the Roads Policing Unit at Whitchurch police station, quoting Operation Calvert, on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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