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Man dies from injuries sustained in A34 crash

Police seeking witnesses to crash which killed 28-year-old

John Herring

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A MAN has died from injuries sustained in a serious crash on the A34 near East Ilsley. 

A Vauxhall Corsa travelling southbound collided with the central reservation and ended up in the opposite carriageway on Saturday, June 11.

The Corsa collided with a BMW 1 series in the northbound carriageway.

The 28-year-old BMW driver, from Swindon, sustained a serious head injury and a spinal fracture during the collision. 

He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries on Wednesday, June 15. 

His next of kin has been informed.

The Corsa driver, a 24-year-old man, is receiving treatment for a broken leg and serious internal injuries. 

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any other information which could help with the appeal.

The crash occurred around 9.50pm. 

Anyone with information should contact investigating officer PC Phil Hanham from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry line, 101, quoting reference number 1678 11/6.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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  • Custos planeta

    21/06/2016 - 21:09

    This isn't a dangerous stretch of road according to Highways/West Berks...sorry to hear about yet another casualty.

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  • Louise

    Louise

    21/06/2016 - 11:11

    Why are these central barriers so inadequate they can't hold back a small car like this? On many stretches of A roads & M/Ways they now seem to use steel cords, which presumably bounces you back rather than collapsing?

    Reply

    • Tommy

      21/06/2016 - 13:01

      Very good unless you are a Motorcyclist of course, then you can end up in several pieces !!!

      Reply

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