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Three-vehicle crash at East Ilsley causes A34 delays

Accident comes one week after fatal collision which killed four

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A34 at a standstill at East Ilsley after three-vehicle crash

The A34 northbound came to a standstill this afternoon (Friday) following an accident near the same spot of an horrific crash last week which claimed the lives of four people.

Police were called to the scene near East Ilsley around 2.10pm today after three cars were involved in the collision.

No-one is thought to have been injured.

The accident caused traffic tailbacks as far as Chieveley as emergency services attended the incident.

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: "We were called to the scene at 2.10 this afternoon to a damage only RTC on the A34 at East Ilsley.

"Officers left the scene at 4pm."

Photo courtesy of Views on Cricket.

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  • Louise

    Louise

    22/08/2016 - 11:11

    Were any of those involved using their mobiles without using handsfree or texting/ checking their famebook/linked in pages etc. Looks to be just South of E Ilsley turn on N/bound.

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  • Sburry

    20/08/2016 - 14:02

    the danger zone is between west illsley and east illsley slip roads on both north and south of a34. Kind gentle reminder to those who have daily commute on this stretch 1. Slow down on a approaching peaks and troughs 2. Stay below 70mph, 50mph on near slips if you can anticipate 3. Use lower gears on troughs 4. Avoid banking near large vehicles The locals of illsley have sent several concerns to the highway agency to put more signs or speed guidance but they say that there is no statistical evidence that it is dangerous stretch

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  • philjay

    20/08/2016 - 13:01

    It would be very useful to have a full analysis of what caused all the past accidents on this road. While true that poor road design adds to danger the responsibility lies really with the drivers. In order to collide with another vehicle you have to try to put it in the space that is already occupied by someone else. There will be innocent victims of someone else's mistake and sometime the real guilty party is not involved in the accident which happens to others taking avoiding action. The police must surely have conclusions about each occurrence.

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  • Oldmoaner

    20/08/2016 - 10:10

    Road traffic law enforcement is the responsibility of Thames Valley police! Is it not time for them to start doing their job, surely after all of these accidents increased traffic patrols and monitoring would be expected. If they stop the law breakers they would not need to put all their resources into investigating these horrific crashes. Should we go back to the cart then horse.

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