Surrey

Speed checks on Byfleet death crash road

Joel Semmens
Image caption Six collisions in past weeks included the crash which killed Joel Semmens

Speed checks will be carried by Surrey Police on a Byfleet road after three crashes happened within hours.

The first crash on Monday involved four vehicles, and a motorcycle collision happened minutes later in Parvis Road. Two cars crashed later that evening.

The first two crashes left two people injured. A woman suffered a suspected broken rib in the third incident.

It brings the total number of crashes to six in the past month, including one in which a 17-year-old cyclist died.

Pc Kirsty Hobbs said she had been approached by several concerned residents and speed checks would be carried out imminently.

She said: "I urge all motorists using this road for the first time and those who use it every day, to please drive safely and abide by the advised speed limits."

The first crash at about 1515 BST involved a van and three cars. The motorcycle crash happened five minutes later. And the third crash involving two cars happened at about 2015 BST.

The fatal crash on 13 October led to a woman being arrested and bailed on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs after the crash.

Joel Semmens, from Woking, was taken to hospital after the crash but died later.

He had been cycling home at the time and would have celebrated his 18th birthday on Saturday. His three brothers and sister decided to go ahead with the birthday celebrations as planned.

Paying tribute, his mother Tracy Dommett said: "I never realised how popular he was and how many people's lives he had touched until now."

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