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M4 eastbound re-opens after 4 x 4 flips

Vehicles spread across Newbury/Theale carriageway

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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M4 crash

THE M4 between Newbury and Theale re-opened last night (Tues), after a 4 x 4 flipped onto its roof, in a two-vehicle incident.

Both fire engines from Newbury Fire Station, plus a third from Hungerford, were called at 6.30pm, to the M4 eastbound between junctions 13 and 12.

On arrival, firefighters found an Audi 4 x 4 on its roof. 

No-one was trapped, but it is believed one person was taken to hospital, according to firefighters.

The other vehicle involved was a Vauxhall Corsa.

Firefighters made the vehicles and scene safe, whilst helping paramedics.

The eastbound lanes of the motorway were closed for around half an hour during the incident, due to vehicles involved in the collision situated on both the hard shoulder and fast lane.

Firefighters left the scene after half an hour.

UPDATE

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) spokesman, David Gallagher, said a 27-year-old man who was in the Audi was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading for checks.

The man was conscious and breathing with no visible injuries according to the ambulance service.

A woman who was in the Vauxhall Corsa, age unknown, was also taken to hospital, suffering from shock.

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