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Woman in critical condition following two vehicle M4 collision

Life-threatening injuries sustained in incident near Burghfield

Jane Meredith

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A WOMAN was today (Saturday)  in critical condition, following a collision involving two vehicles on the M4 near Burghfield yesterday (Friday) afternoon.

According to Thames Valley Police, (TVP), at around 2.30pm, a Ford KA was involved in a collision with a Mercedes van on the westbound carriageway, between junctions 11 and 12, near Reading Motorway Services, in Burghfield.

The driver of the Ford KA, a 69-year-old woman, sustained life threatening injuries and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where she remained in a critical condition today (Saturday), according to police.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 36-year-old man, sustained minor injuries.

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) spokeswoman, Gillian Hodgetts, said an air ambulance was sent to the scene, together with an ambulance and paramedics, with the patient conveyed to hospital by road. 

Three fire engines, from Reading fire stations, were also sent to the scene.

There was no-one trapped and no passengers and the woman had already been removed from the car when firefighters arrived.

Paramedics who arrived in the air ambulance, then accompanied the woman in the ambulance by road to hospital, according to firefighters at the scene.

The road was closed (westbound) during the incident and re-opened by 5.15pm.

Investigating officer PC Dave Beeson, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident. If you have not already spoken to officers please do so as soon as possible as you may have information which could assist the ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre, telephone the non emergency number, 101 quoting URN 760 22/4.

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