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Man airlifted to hospital from Padworth

Cut free from BMW by firefighters

Jane Meredith

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Air ambulance

A man was air lifted to hospital from Padworth earlier today (Thurs) after firefighters battled to free him from a car involved with a collision with a tree.

Firefighters from Newbury, Tadley, Whitley Wood and the special rescue unit from Tilehurst were called at 11.30am to the junction of Rectory Road and Bagnor Lane, after a BMW was involved in a collision with a tree.

No other vehicles were involved.

Using specialist equipment, firefighters removed the roof and doors and pushed the dashboard away from the man, before he was removed on a spinal board and taken to hospital in a waiting air ambulance.

The road and surrounding roads were closed for two hours.

A South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) spokesperson confirmed the ambulance service was called to the scene at 11.23am, and sent the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, an ambulance officer and ambulance crew.

A man with chest and leg injuries was treated at the scene before being flown to the John Radcliffe Hospital, in Oxford, with serious injuries. 

Firefighters left the scene after about two hours.

Thames Valley Police were called to the scene at 11.30am.

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