go

Woman and dog escape injury following M4 crash

Motorway closed in both directions between J13 (Chieveley) and J12 (Theale)

Chris Ord

Reporter:

Chris Ord

Contact:

01635 886639

fire engine_newbury

A woman and her dog escaped serious injury after a crash on the M4 today.

The black Vauxhall Corsa collided with the central reservation after swerving to avoid a slowing motorist and then burst into flames.

Luckily the female driver managed to escape the wreckage along with her dog before the fire took hold destroying the car.

The incident occurred at around 2.30pm on the westbound carriageway with all lanes in both direction closed as a result of the smoke which reduced visibility on the stretch of motorway around J12.

Emergency services attended the scene with ambulance crews treating one patient at the road side.

Firecrews from Slough and Dee Road brought the blaze under control before the motorway was reopened at around 3.20pm.

 

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

Home

£146,000 boost for 56 local projects
Home

£146,000 boost for 56 local projects

Greenham Common Trust allocates first round of grants

 
WATCH: Firefighters' quacking work to rescue duckling
Home

WATCH: Firefighters' quacking work to rescue duckling

'Neil' the duck saved after falling down drain

 
All Districts

The Hungerford Club does it again!

 
Home

What's on today (Saturday, April 29)

 
Home

Candidates are talking tactics ahead of coming election

6comments