go

Woman and child seriously injured in another multi-vehicle crash on the A34

HGV and 7 cars involved with police appeal for witnesses

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Contact:

01635 886637

police

POLICE have appealed for witnesses following another serious multi-vehicle crash on the A34 yesterday (Thursday).

A woman and child were taken to hospital with serious injuries, following the crash, involving a heavy goods vehicle and seven cars and a man has been arrested. 

Thursday's crash comes as safety on the A34 is under the spotlight following a string of fatal crashes in the last six months including the multi-vehicle crash on August 10 which claimed the lives of a mother and three children. Just days after the horrific crash, an action group was set up to campaign for safety improvements on the road and held its first meeting in East Ilsley.  

Thames Valley Police (TVP) has issued an appeal, after Thursday's 7.30pm collision on the northbound carriageway of the A34 at Hinksey Hill, Oxford.

A 31-year-old woman and a child, who had been travelling in one of the cars, sustained serious injuries and were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where they remain in a critical but stable condition.

The northbound carriageway was closed while the emergency services attended the scene and has since reopened.

A 58-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and is currently in custody.

Investigating officer, Insp Gavin Biggs, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said:

"If you witnessed this incident, or were travelling on the northbound carriageway and saw something you believe is relevant to our investigation, please contact Thames Valley Police on 101 and quote URN 1440 25/8."

Thursday's crash comes as safety on the A34 is under the spotlight following a string of fatal crashes in the last six months including the multi-vehicle crash on August 10 which claimed the lives of a mother and three children. 

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

Article comments

  • Blizzard

    27/08/2016 - 01:01

    There was a shunt near the M3 today.... that's also NOT NEWBURY OR THE AREA OF THE RECENT INCIDENTS.... Just a side note, keep your breaking distance, keep to the speed limit, anticipate other road users action. It's Okay to let someone pull out, you don't need to close the gap and be a dick.

    Reply

  • Jangl

    26/08/2016 - 15:03

    It's nothing to do with the road ,it's the way some people drive without regard for speed limits or the safety of other road users. They think the rules of the road don't apply to them and somehow they're invincible.

    Reply

    • Bombey

      27/08/2016 - 12:12

      if it is nothing to do with the road why are there more accidents on it that other roads in the area?

      Reply

    • Guide Dog

      26/08/2016 - 18:06

      Couldn't agree more. Multiple vehicle collisions are caused by excessive speed and traffic following too close to the vehicles in front. Even in 30mph zones there are cars tailgating traffic in front with no chance of stopping if the vehicle in front has to brake.

      Reply

  • NewburyLad

    26/08/2016 - 15:03

    So nowhere near Newbury then and nothing to do with the so-called short slip roads of the by-pass. Also still no investigative journalism into the actual causes of the last 20 or so major crashes on this road from our local newspaper?

    Reply

  • Louise

    Louise

    26/08/2016 - 15:03

    NWN reacting to my forum post on this rather than find local news?

    Reply

News

Independent Cheam School former head of department jailed for child-sex offences
News

Independent Cheam School former head of department jailed for child-sex offences

Victim steps forward revealing 1990s incidents at Headley school

 
A34 south at Speen re-opened after collision
News

A34 south at Speen re-opened after collision

Collision involving 2 cars forces initial road closure

 
Hampshire

Staff and children at Baughurst pre-school celebrate glowing Ofsted

 
News

Rugby legends attend charity fundraiser at Newbury school

 
News

Willink students bag £1,000 drama prize