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    Tony S wrote:
    Tiz wrote:
    opera phantom wrote: Over 90% of accidents just need not happen. If only people would just slow down and not be so impatient. Better to arrive a bit late than hours late, or in some cases not arrive at all
    Agree It's better to be 1 hour late in this life than 5 minutes early for the next
    And how do you know that speed was the main factor?

    speed is not the cause of most crashes. It is inattention.

    Fatigue is also a huge cause of motorway/duel carriage way crashes.
    Whatever caused this accident a truly wonderful person lost their life today.

    To anyone who has views on the inabilities of the driver who lost his life, I can assure you they are utterly misplaced. As chivalrous a driver as they were a person, and one who was just as happy to be home with their family in one piece as opposed to being there the fastest.

    Not one person commenting knows the circumstances of this terrible accident, and I truly pray that it was just that, an accident.

    I would truly like to drive along the roads that soem people think they drive on, where no-one speeds, no one perceives road ownership and where no family member has to be the one opening the door last night to the policeman that was stood on their doorstep!!

    We will miss you terribly and hope that east one person reading this drives a little safer from now on."
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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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