Guildford Man Named in Fatal Pony and Trap Collision

Police have named the man who died following a fatal collision in Bursledon on Sunday evening.

Officers were called to Portsmouth Road shortly after 11.30pm on Sunday (March 26) to reports of a collision involving a Volkswagen Bora and pony and trap.

William Gaskin, 33, from Worplesdon, Guildford, was travelling in the trap and suffered life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he died a short time later.
The driver of the car was uninjured.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the incident or either vehicle prior to the collision.

A 28-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been bailed until July 26.
If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘44170113315’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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