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The top 10 most read stories on Surrey Comet website for 2013
6:00am Friday 27th December 2013 in News
A double tragedy on the A3 in March was the most read story of 2013 on the Surrey Comet and Kingston Guardian websites.
The deaths of 77-year-old Brian Self and Dr Rajesh Parkesh, 43, on the motorway in Long Ditton on March 14 made three separate appearances in the top 10 list.
Unsurprisingly crime stories and major incidents were the most popular with readers.
Here are the top 10 articles in order of how many times they were viewed:
A double tragedy occured when a man jumped from from the bridge at Esher Common onto the A3 on the morning of Thursday, March 14.
While paramedics were attending to the man, a motorcyclist crashed into a London ambulance parked on the other side of the carriageway.
Both patients were pronounced dead at the scene.
2. Pensioner raped in Chessington
The breaking story of a report of a pensioner allegedly raped in Chessington in October. A 22-year-old man was later charged with rape and attempted murder.
This story from January 2011 continued to be searched by readers two years on.
Three people were injured after a driver lost control and ploughed into a cyclist and two pedestrians outside Kingston station.
The grey BMW hit a brick wall and crashed into a bus after travelling the wrong way down the one way system at Clarence Street on July 8.
The fireworks on November 5 are always a popular event for friends and families, and this year was no different as thousands of people searched online to find their nearest displays.
6 Boy, 14, missing from Kingston: police appeal
Hundreds of people tweeted, retweeted and Facebooked the link to this urgent appeal to find a missing boy. He was found safe and well the next day.
A driver whose car mowed down pedestrians and smashed into a bus during Kingston’s rush hour in July said he panicked after colliding with a cyclist who shouted at him.