The top 10 most read stories on Surrey Comet website for 2013

This Is Local London: The Surrey Comet's top 10 most read stories for 2013 The Surrey Comet's top 10 most read stories for 2013

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:

 

1. Two dead on A3: Man jumps from bridge and biker crashes into ambulance

This Is Local London:

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.

3. Woman dies after fall from Bentall Centre

This story from January 2011 continued to be searched by readers two years on.

4. Three injured as car drives wrong way through Kingston one-way system

This Is Local London:

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.

5. Bonfire night

This Is Local London:

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.

 

 

7 A3 travel chaos after car crash AND man jumps off bridge

8 A visit to Pryzm: First look at plans for Oceana Kingston’s new rebrand

9 Two dead on A3: Man jumps from bridge and biker crashes into ambulance

10 'Sorry. I panicked': Kingston town centre crash driver says cyclist spooked him

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.

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