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Motorcyclist dies after crash with lorry on busy bypass

A male motorcyclist has died after an early morning accident involving a lorry.

It happened on the A48 Bridgend bypass on Wednesday morning, June 16.

South Wales Police said that a 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the crash. He has been taken to Queen’s Road police station in Bridgend. Live updates here.[1]

The road has been closed since just after 6am while officers investigate at the scene. Officers said the road will be closed in both directions between the Porthcawl and Pyle roundabout “for some time” and drivers are continuing to be asked to avoid the area.

The A48 in Stormy Down was closed following the collision shortly after 6 am on Wednesday
The A48 in Stormy Down was closed following the collision shortly after 6am on Wednesday (Image: Wales Online/Rob Browne)

A statement from the force just after 12pm said: “The A48 remains closed in both directions between the Pyle and Porthcawl junctions. Please continue to avoid the area and plan alternative routes.”

There has been heavy traffic between Heol-Y-Splot (Stormy Down) and A4106 Bridgend Road, at the Redhill Roundabout for most of the morning.

Anyone with information about the incident should call South Wales Police on 101.

References

  1. ^ Live updates here. (www.walesonline.co.uk)

Droitwich man in his fifties dies after crash between car and lorry

A man in his fifties from the Droitwich area has died in a collision between his car and a lorry at Teddington Hands on the A46 near Tewkesbury last night, June 15.

The collision, between Teddington Hands roundabout and Aston Cross traffic lights, involved a grey Renault Megane and a white HGV at around 8.20pm, say Gloucestershire Police.

“The driver of the Renault, a man in his 50s and from the Droitwich area, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene,” a police spokesman said. “His next of kin has been informed.

“The driver of the HGV, a man in his 30s and from the Worksop area, was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after sustaining injuries which were not deemed to be serious. His next of kin are also aware.

“Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and hasn’t already been spoken to us – as well as anyone with dashcam footage.”

Information can be submitted by completing the following online form and referencing incident 480 of June 15: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Alternatively you can call 101 with the same incident details.

The road has been closed since last night and more information on a diversion and when it is likely to be reopened can be found here: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/travel-updates/travel-alerts/a46-gloucestershire-both-directions-serious-collision-road-closed/ “

Road remains closed following fatal collision on A46 near Teddington

Gloucestershire Constabulary is appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision involving a car and a lorry on the A46 near Teddington last night, .

The collision took place between the Teddington Hands roundabout and Aston Cross traffic lights at around 8.20pm and involved a grey Renault Megane and white HGV.

The driver of the Renault Megane, a man in his 50s and from the Droitwich area, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

The driver of the HGV, a man in his 30s and from the Worksop area, was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after sustaining injuries which were not deemed to be serious. His next of kin is also aware.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and hasn’t already been spoken to as well as anyone with dashcam footage.

Information can be submitted by completing the following online form and referencing incident 480 of 15 June: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Alternatively you can call 101 with the same incident details.

The road has been closed since last night and more information on a diversion and when it is likely to be reopened can be found here: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/travel-updates/travel-alerts/a46-gloucestershire-both-directions-serious-collision-road-closed/

Man dies on A46 after fatal collision involving lorry

A man has died following a fatal crash on the A46 in Gloucestershire.[1]

The crash happened on the Teddington Hands roundabout at around 8.20pm last night (Tuesday, June 15) and involved a HGV and a car..[2]

The driver of the car, a man in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

READ MORE: A46 closed by serious car and lorry crash near M5 junction at Tewkesbury – latest updates[3]

The driver of the HGV, a man in his 30s and from the area, was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after sustaining injuries which were not deemed to be serious.

The road remains closed this morning. Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A statement from Gloucestershire Constabulary said: “Gloucestershire Constabulary is appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision which took place on the A46 near Teddington last night, Tuesday 15 June.

“The collision took place between the Teddington Hands roundabout and Aston Cross traffic lights at around 8.20pm and involved a grey Renault Megane and white HGV.

“The driver of the Renault Megane, a man in his 50s and from the Droitwich area, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

“The driver of the HGV, a man in his 30s and from the Worksop area, was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after sustaining injuries which were not deemed to be serious. His next of kin is also aware.

“Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and hasn’t already been spoken to as well as anyone with dashcam footage.

“Information can be submitted by completing the online form[4] and referencing incident 480 of 15 June.

“Alternatively you can call 101 with the same incident details.

“The road has been closed since last night and more information on a diversion and when it is likely to be reopened can be found online here[5].”

References

  1. ^ Gloucestershire. (www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk)
  2. ^ involved a HGV and a car.. (www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk)
  3. ^ A46 closed by serious car and lorry crash near M5 junction at Tewkesbury – latest updates (www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk)
  4. ^ online form (www.gloucestershire.police.uk)
  5. ^ here (highwaysengland.co.uk)

Video: Egyptian medical aid truck ‘arrives in Gaza with 1% of expected delivery’

The video raises questions about Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s humanitarian pledges for the Gaza Strip.

The lorry reportedly carried just 50 boxes of the antibiotic Meroperem, despite having an expected load of 5000 [AFP via Getty]

A video has emerged online purportedly showing an Egyptian truck carrying medical aid to Gaza[1] loaded with only one percent of its expected delivery.

The footage, whose veracity The New Arab cannot confirm, raises questions about Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi[2]‘s humanitarian pledges to the besieged Palestinian territory.

Men in the video are seen opening the lorry, which is plastered with large images of President Sisi. One man says that it is a medicines lorry which has arrived from Egypt.

He explains that it is carrying a “some boxes” of the antibiotic Meropenem, listed on the World Health Organisation’s List of Essential Medicines.

Another man remarks that the truck is carrying only 50 boxes, despite having expected a delivery of 5000.

In May, Sisi proudly announced $500 million for Gazan reconstruction efforts, as Israeli warplanes and artillery units unleashed a brutal bombing campaign on the coastal strip.

In addition to allowing for the passage of aid, Sisi also ordered its Rafah border crossing to open so that injured Gazans could be treated in hospitals in the Sinai province and elsewhere.

Israeli air raids crippled Gaza’s already fragile health infrastructure, destroying or partially damaging around 450 buildings, including 6 hospital and 9 medical centres.

With Gaza’s only Covid-19 testing facility out of action and only 2% of its population receiving one dose of a vaccine, cases may now mushroom, leaving authorities unable to monitor the scale of transmission ahead of possible future waves of the virus.

Egypt, which operates the only Gazan border not controlled by Israel, has hosted separate Palestinian and Israeli delegations for talks after it brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas which ended the bombardment.

The $500 million figure pledged by Sisi has been dismissed by some observers as a ploy to leverage more political influence for the autocratic leader, both in Gaza and internationally.

References

  1. ^ Gaza (english.alaraby.co.uk)
  2. ^ President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (english.alaraby.co.uk)
  3. ^ pic.twitter.com/LshlPZiICn (t.co)
  4. ^ June 11, 2021 (twitter.com)