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Driver removed from coach in Aldermaston wharf

Coach leaves road and mounts roundabout

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Email:

jane.meredith@newburynews.co.uk

Contact:

01635 886637

 Aldermaston Wharf Bridge

A driver was extricated from a coach by firefighters in Aldermaston wharf, after a collision involving two vehicles this morning (Tues).

Three fire engines were called at 5.40am to the junction of the A4 and A340 including one from Whitley Wood, another from Tadley and the heavy rescue unit from Dee Road, Tilehurst, following a collision involving an HGV and a coach.

On arrival firefighters discovered the coach had left the road and mounted a roundabout and used winches to pull the front of the coach forwards, so that the driver could get out.

There were no passengers on the coach.

The HGV driver was believed to be unhurt.

Firefighters left the scene after about an hour.

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) were called to the scene at 5.37am in Pips Way in Padworth.

They sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew.

One person was treated at the scene for hip and leg injuries and was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) were called to Station Road at 5.34am.

The road is currently (10.10am) closed via the A4 while the vehicles are recovered.

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