A449 crash latest - man dies

A449 closed after crash at Malvern

A449 closed after crash at Malvern

First published in News Malvern Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

A MAN has died following a crash between a car and a lorry in Malvern which closed the A449.

The man, aged in his 20s, and thought to be from the local area, was declared dead at the scene of the crash on the A449 between Newland and Bastonford this afternoon at around 1.20pm.

The man was driving a red Peugeot 106 towards Worcester when the crash happened with a blue Renault HGV travelling in the opposite direction.

His family has been informed. The road remains closed and a spokesman for West Mercia Police said she was not able to give a time when it would reopen.

PC Lee Baker is investigating the circumstances of the crash. He said: "This is a very tragic incident in which a young man has lost his life. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this sad time.

"We are not naming the man at this time and the Worcestershire coroner will be informed in due course.

"The A449 is a very busy stretch of road and I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision or either of the vehicles beforehand to contact us."

Witnesses are asked to call PC Baker on 0300 333 3000 quoting 351S 211112.

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6:13pm Wed 21 Nov 12

julie allsopp says...

May the young man rest in peace.
May the young man rest in peace. julie allsopp
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10:56pm Wed 21 Nov 12

only me.. says...

how sad. really feel for the family, such a young age. That junction of the road is so dangerous, if it was at the junction by the swan pub. In fact a lot of junctions are so dangerous nowadays. wish there was more in way of comforting words i could offer the family...
how sad. really feel for the family, such a young age. That junction of the road is so dangerous, if it was at the junction by the swan pub. In fact a lot of junctions are so dangerous nowadays. wish there was more in way of comforting words i could offer the family... only me..
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10:16am Thu 22 Nov 12

loginthelog says...

Very sad. Rightly the road was closed in the aftermath, but I find it very distasteful that the press were allowed in to take pictures of the car in which a young man died, and then Evening News posted the picture on the internet. Where is the respect for this young man's life?
Very sad. Rightly the road was closed in the aftermath, but I find it very distasteful that the press were allowed in to take pictures of the car in which a young man died, and then Evening News posted the picture on the internet. Where is the respect for this young man's life? loginthelog
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10:43am Thu 22 Nov 12

yamoto says...

loginthelog wrote:
Very sad. Rightly the road was closed in the aftermath, but I find it very distasteful that the press were allowed in to take pictures of the car in which a young man died, and then Evening News posted the picture on the internet. Where is the respect for this young man's life?
i dont think the picture was meant to be taken in a distasteful manner, but it surely puts the message across to take care in these wintry months.
[quote][p][bold]loginthelog[/bold] wrote: Very sad. Rightly the road was closed in the aftermath, but I find it very distasteful that the press were allowed in to take pictures of the car in which a young man died, and then Evening News posted the picture on the internet. Where is the respect for this young man's life?[/p][/quote]i dont think the picture was meant to be taken in a distasteful manner, but it surely puts the message across to take care in these wintry months. yamoto
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11:09am Thu 22 Nov 12

loginthelog says...

Yamoto, no I'm sure it wasn't meant to be distasteful, but by its' very nature it is. I can't imagine how the parents would/will react to seeing it. I do not see what purpose its' publication serves, as far as I'm concerned a photo of the poor lad's body wouldn't be much worse. We do not need to see it. They have blurred out the number plate for privacy reasons, but anybody connected with the family will know whose car it is so there are double standards at work here.
Yamoto, no I'm sure it wasn't meant to be distasteful, but by its' very nature it is. I can't imagine how the parents would/will react to seeing it. I do not see what purpose its' publication serves, as far as I'm concerned a photo of the poor lad's body wouldn't be much worse. We do not need to see it. They have blurred out the number plate for privacy reasons, but anybody connected with the family will know whose car it is so there are double standards at work here. loginthelog
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12:47pm Thu 22 Nov 12

whyme says...

I doubt the poor fmily will spend too much time reading through the local press in the coming days and weeks. Photo's are published daily in where someone has sadly perished, whether it be vehicles, buildings, rivers, etc.. it's just the way it is. We also see photo's of cars with much more damage than the one above where people have walked away without a scratch. So, complaining about a photo isn't really the issue here i'd say. Condolence's to the bereaved family.
I doubt the poor fmily will spend too much time reading through the local press in the coming days and weeks. Photo's are published daily in where someone has sadly perished, whether it be vehicles, buildings, rivers, etc.. it's just the way it is. We also see photo's of cars with much more damage than the one above where people have walked away without a scratch. So, complaining about a photo isn't really the issue here i'd say. Condolence's to the bereaved family. whyme
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1:26pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Name unknown says...

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person concerned.

The concerning issue regarding this particular photograph is that it seems to have been taken by somebody standing inside the police cordon, next to the car, whilst the police investigation was still being carried out (note the electronic surveying equipment on the tripod). It's disappointing that such photographs are somehow finding their way into the press...
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person concerned. The concerning issue regarding this particular photograph is that it seems to have been taken by somebody standing inside the police cordon, next to the car, whilst the police investigation was still being carried out (note the electronic surveying equipment on the tripod). It's disappointing that such photographs are somehow finding their way into the press... Name unknown
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2:09pm Thu 22 Nov 12

murray kelso says...

Just to clarify, the picture was taken with the full knowledge and permission of the police. All of the necessary work had been carried out by the emergency services and the equipment in the picture was about to be put away.
Our photographers would never put themselves in the position where they could hamper an investigation or otherwise waste the time of people who have more pressing matters to deal with.

As for the photograph itself and its publication, whyme (above) sums it up well.

I hope that clears things up. Meanwhile our condolences go to the family and friends of the driver.

MK - Digital Editor
Just to clarify, the picture was taken with the full knowledge and permission of the police. All of the necessary work had been carried out by the emergency services and the equipment in the picture was about to be put away. Our photographers would never put themselves in the position where they could hamper an investigation or otherwise waste the time of people who have more pressing matters to deal with. As for the photograph itself and its publication, whyme (above) sums it up well. I hope that clears things up. Meanwhile our condolences go to the family and friends of the driver. MK - Digital Editor murray kelso
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3:43pm Thu 22 Nov 12

pinkfluff says...

....the police are looking for witnesses and more information. I believe a photo will go a long way to help them.

My condolences to family and friends x
....the police are looking for witnesses and more information. I believe a photo will go a long way to help them. My condolences to family and friends x pinkfluff
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10:10pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Cath@NorthHill says...

Please pass our family's deepest sympathy to the parents, family and friends of this young man.
Please pass our family's deepest sympathy to the parents, family and friends of this young man. Cath@NorthHill
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6:22pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Gillian1961 says...

please all drivers be careful in the horrible weather and there's worse to come rumours as it we are going to have the worst winter on record, and you 4x4's and larger vehicles when you come flying through these floads have a thought for us smaller vehicles Thanks safe driving
please all drivers be careful in the horrible weather and there's worse to come rumours as it we are going to have the worst winter on record, and you 4x4's and larger vehicles when you come flying through these floads have a thought for us smaller vehicles Thanks safe driving Gillian1961
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11:50pm Wed 28 Nov 12

malvernme says...

My thoughts are with the lorry driver involved in this terrible incident. I hope with the support and love of your friends and family will help you.
May the young man who passed away find peace and may all who knew him celebrate his life. RIP
My thoughts are with the lorry driver involved in this terrible incident. I hope with the support and love of your friends and family will help you. May the young man who passed away find peace and may all who knew him celebrate his life. RIP malvernme
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9:43am Thu 29 Nov 12

LambChoppy says...

That picture is totally unnecessary and morbid. You have had that picture on your front page for a week now, your using a picture of crash in which a young man died in order to sell newspapers and advertising space, disgraceful. Hang your heads.

RIP young man. My thoughts are with the friends and family.
That picture is totally unnecessary and morbid. You have had that picture on your front page for a week now, your using a picture of crash in which a young man died in order to sell newspapers and advertising space, disgraceful. Hang your heads. RIP young man. My thoughts are with the friends and family. LambChoppy
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