One dead, two hurt in Kendal car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

The Westmorland Gazette: The scene of the crash last night The scene of the crash last night

A MAN has died after the car he was a passenger in crashed into a wall in Kendal.

Emergency services were called to Aynam Road just before 10.45pm on Saturday after the silver Peugeot left the road between Parr Street and Aynam Place.

Cumbria Police said a male passenger died at the scene and two other occupants of the vehicle were taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary after treatment from paramedics.

One of them – a 28-year-old Kendal man – was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in hospital.

The family of the man who died have been informed but his name has not yet been released.

Witnesses reported hearing a ‘bang’ and then sirens as police, ambulance and fire service teams raced to the scene last night.

Sean Hevey, from Cumbria Fire Service based at Kendal, said eight firefighters in two appliances were sent to the scene.

Mr Hevey said two people were out of the vehicle when crews arrived.

Firefighters used cutting equipment to free the deceased male from the car.

Aynam Road was closed overnight and well into this morning as investigations continued but it has since re-opened.

Flowers have been laid at the accident site.

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Cumbria Police have appealed for information about the manner in which the vehicle was being driven shortly before the crash, the events of the collision itself or any other information which could help the investigation.

Witnesses are urged to contact Kendal Roads Policing Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:08pm Mon 25 Mar 13

tictoc1 says...

Heart felt sympathy to all involved. I can't help but feel disgusted that the gazette have yet again published a picture of a vehicle when the person inside has not even been formally identified.
Heart felt sympathy to all involved. I can't help but feel disgusted that the gazette have yet again published a picture of a vehicle when the person inside has not even been formally identified. tictoc1
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1:49pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Whinfell says...

Very sad story.
As far as I am aware it is normal practice for the press to to show photographs of the aftermath of serious and fatal traffic accidents.
Not sure why the Gazette should be any different.
Are you saying it is okay to show a photograph of the car once the victim has been identified?
This is the implication of your remark.
Very sad story. As far as I am aware it is normal practice for the press to to show photographs of the aftermath of serious and fatal traffic accidents. Not sure why the Gazette should be any different. Are you saying it is okay to show a photograph of the car once the victim has been identified? This is the implication of your remark. Whinfell
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6:14pm Mon 25 Mar 13

benja80 says...

This happens, the news is news they did the same when my son had his accident, infact it was in the national papers as well. Those families involed have a lot to deal with,being the family of the deceased and please don't forget the family of the driver, I don't think they would take much notice of what the News paper has done or not done. Why bother making remarks on what should be and what should'nt.
This happens, the news is news they did the same when my son had his accident, infact it was in the national papers as well. Those families involed have a lot to deal with,being the family of the deceased and please don't forget the family of the driver, I don't think they would take much notice of what the News paper has done or not done. Why bother making remarks on what should be and what should'nt. benja80
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6:29pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Whinfell says...

It was tictoc who raised the unecessary question.
Sad though the story is newspapers and television news programmes have been showing photographs and footage of the aftermath of serious accidents for as long as I can remember.
I cannot se why tictoc has bothered to make this comment in the first place.
It was tictoc who raised the unecessary question. Sad though the story is newspapers and television news programmes have been showing photographs and footage of the aftermath of serious accidents for as long as I can remember. I cannot se why tictoc has bothered to make this comment in the first place. Whinfell
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8:23pm Mon 25 Mar 13

tictoc1 says...

My point being, other than my sympathy towards those involved, are that friends and family are going through enough at this sad time, I personally don't understand a need for a picture of any sort.
My point being, other than my sympathy towards those involved, are that friends and family are going through enough at this sad time, I personally don't understand a need for a picture of any sort. tictoc1
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7:42am Tue 26 Mar 13

Whinfell says...

You criticise a journalist for doing his job.
He posts a report with a distant,dark shot of a covered up vehicle after a fatal crash.
Fairly routine reporting.
How many photos have you seen of burnt out houses,crashed vehicles,downed aeroplanes and other fatal incidents.
At first nobody has clue who the unfortunate victims are.
As a matter of course photographs are published to illustrate the story.
If you don't like it I suggest you do not look at internet sites,newspapers or watch the news.
You criticise a journalist for doing his job. He posts a report with a distant,dark shot of a covered up vehicle after a fatal crash. Fairly routine reporting. How many photos have you seen of burnt out houses,crashed vehicles,downed aeroplanes and other fatal incidents. At first nobody has clue who the unfortunate victims are. As a matter of course photographs are published to illustrate the story. If you don't like it I suggest you do not look at internet sites,newspapers or watch the news. Whinfell
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12:10pm Tue 26 Mar 13

benja80 says...

I agree with you both on some points, I had reporters jumping out of the bushes just to get a photo of my Son coming out of court . What the hell !!!!!! just have deep sympathy as I am sure you do and let it go at that. I don't know why I have got into this sorry, its just it brings so many memories back, everybody has good and bad remarks , its just they don,t seem to get the facts right. Infact the news papers don't Cheerio benja80
I agree with you both on some points, I had reporters jumping out of the bushes just to get a photo of my Son coming out of court . What the hell !!!!!! just have deep sympathy as I am sure you do and let it go at that. I don't know why I have got into this sorry, its just it brings so many memories back, everybody has good and bad remarks , its just they don,t seem to get the facts right. Infact the news papers don't Cheerio benja80 benja80
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1:02pm Wed 27 Mar 13

life cycle too says...

tictoc1 wrote:
My point being, other than my sympathy towards those involved, are that friends and family are going through enough at this sad time, I personally don't understand a need for a picture of any sort.
I have never understood why friends and families maintain road side memorials and leave flowers at the place where their loved ones died - I could understand a memorial where they enjoyed their life - but each to his own, and I don't believe it should be stopped, as some councils do - taking them away after a period of time.
They do tend to look a little sad and sorry after it has rained.

It is somewhat unique to road sides? I don't see memorials and flowers left in the hospital ward where my father in law died - his passing is marked in other ways... especially in the memories of the times while he was still alive.

I notice that the National Park Authority have been able to build footbridges and replace gates with bequests from relatives of persons who have died - and when marked with a suitable inscription is an ideal way to mark somebodies life.
[quote][p][bold]tictoc1[/bold] wrote: My point being, other than my sympathy towards those involved, are that friends and family are going through enough at this sad time, I personally don't understand a need for a picture of any sort.[/p][/quote]I have never understood why friends and families maintain road side memorials and leave flowers at the place where their loved ones died - I could understand a memorial where they enjoyed their life - but each to his own, and I don't believe it should be stopped, as some councils do - taking them away after a period of time. They do tend to look a little sad and sorry after it has rained. It is somewhat unique to road sides? I don't see memorials and flowers left in the hospital ward where my father in law died - his passing is marked in other ways... especially in the memories of the times while he was still alive. I notice that the National Park Authority have been able to build footbridges and replace gates with bequests from relatives of persons who have died - and when marked with a suitable inscription is an ideal way to mark somebodies life. life cycle too
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11:33am Thu 28 Mar 13

life cycle too says...

Lakesgirl, I am afraid that there have been accidents in the past elsewhere, where young drivers have died, and it has not stemmed the toll.

Everybody thinks it won't happen to them.
Lakesgirl, I am afraid that there have been accidents in the past elsewhere, where young drivers have died, and it has not stemmed the toll. Everybody thinks it won't happen to them. life cycle too
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