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Four killed and 12 injured in A34 crash

Man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

Dan Cooper

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Four killed and 12 injured in A34 crash

FOUR people have died and 12 others are injured after a multi-vehicle collision on the A34 near East Ilsley yesterday (Wednesday).

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody.

The collision involved four heavy goods vehicles and four cars.

South Central Ambulance also attended the collision.

One man was flown by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Two people were taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital by land ambulance with minor injuries. Nine people sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

The northbound carriageway of the A34, between Chieveley at junction 13 of the M4 and between the West Ilsley junction, was closed for a significant time.

The southbound carriageway was closed for five hours.

Senior investigating officer Insp Andy Storey, from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing based at Three Mile Cross, said: “I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, including anyone travelling on the southbound carriageway who saw anything they believe is significant, to contact police.”

“Anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation should call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 1109 10/8.”

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  • NewburyStuart

    NewburyStuart

    11/08/2016 - 17:05

    Not ANOTHER accident on the roads,this is the reason I travel by train,yes you occasionally get problems but you get there safely and in one piece,we need the Didcot,Newbury and Southampton Railway reopened to both freight and passengers then many of these lorry loads could be taken by train especially if travelling over long distances leaving less congestion and making life easier for the motorists who if they live in more isolated areas need to use their cars and with fewer lorries motorists will get less frustrated if they are stuck behind these vehicles,where will it end?,do we have to wait until the traffic is jammed solid before we do something?,RIP to those involved and take care out there everyone it's better to be late than referred to as 'The Late Mr/Mrs'

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  • Checkmate

    Checkmate

    11/08/2016 - 12:12

    It's either some moron farmer taking his tractor home or a crane going equally as slow. In turn this causes lorries and the like to pull out and create sudden drops in speed. Either make it Motorway classification or reduce the speed limit and enforce it.

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  • boris

    11/08/2016 - 11:11

    When do you ever see a police patrol on that road never but you do see a speed camera van on the bridge southbound money making !!!!!

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  • boris

    11/08/2016 - 10:10

    I drive that road everyday virtually and mostly the problems occur due to lorry drivers pulling out and causes a roadblock as they inch past each other to gain what 5 mins it needs banning they cause all the hold ups and gain very little as they are supposed to drive at 55 thats a joke They even overtake on gants hill which is banned

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