UK Wikinews Shorts: January 2, 2010

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A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, January 2, 2010.

A car similar to the one that struck the lorry

Two killed in collision involving car and truck in Devon, England

Two people have died as the result of a road traffic accident involving a truck and a car in Devon, England. The emergency services were called to the scene of a collision involving a Vauxhall Corsa and a DAF lorry at 0830 GMT on Saturday. Both occupents of the Vauxhall, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which was on the A361 road in the town of Knowstone, near South Molton. The North Devon stretch of road was subsequently closed. It is suspected that icy conditions were a factor of the accident.


A satellite image of the island of Lewis (top) and its neighbouring island, Harris.

One killed, at least five injured in car crash in Western Isles, Scotland

Two vehicles have been involved in a road traffic accident in the Western Isles of Scotland. As a result of the collision, which occurred at 0635 GMT on the Tarbert - Stornoway road on the island of Lewis on Saturday killed the sole occupant of one of the vehicles, who was a 26-year-old man. The Northern Constabulary, the police force in the Highlands and Islands, said that he came from the area. At least five people in the other vehicle were injured. The injured people were transported to Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway and were treated for abdominal, chest and neck injuries. The road was closed for several hours to allow police examinations to take place. Pentland Road, the alternative route round the area was also closed due to the snowy road conditions.