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Accident involving 3 cars at A34 East Ilsley

Further incident at accident blackspot

Jane Meredith

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THREE cars were involved in an accident on the A34 at East Ilsley - a notorious accident blackspot - this morning (Thurs).

One fire engine from Whitley Wood fire station was called at 7.29am to the A34 northbound at East Ilsley, to an incident involving three cars, the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has confirmed.

No-one was trapped.

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) sent an ambulance at 7.17am.

One woman sustained a minor head injury and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Firefighters left at 7.59am.

Police were also at the scene

Traffic tailbacks of five miles were reported during the incident.

Campaigners and poiticians,including Newbury MP Richard Benyon,  have recently made fresh calls for safety improvements on the A34.

Safety on the dual carriageway has been under the spotlight following a number of fatal collisions, including an eight-vehicle pile up at East Ilsley, which claimed the lives of a mother and three children in August.

Just two weeks later, three-year-old Isla Wiggin and her unborn baby brother died in a crash at Hinksey Hill. in Oxfordshire.

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  • Blizzard

    06/10/2016 - 11:11

    Have we anything from Roads Policing as what is causing these incidents? I know investigation's are made to the cause. It would be good know before we jump in all knee jerking with speed restrictions, especially if it's not caused by speed but poor observation

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    • Villager

      06/10/2016 - 14:02

      It's a dual carriageway carrying motorway amounts of traffic with ever-increasing numbers of HGVs. Only two lanes, no hard shoulder and inadequate slip roads witb poor visibility. Bad driving is always a factor, but should not be use as a reason to do nothing. The road is no longer fit for its purpose.

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      • paulGT11

        07/10/2016 - 13:01

        Good point, well made... It is time for the A34 to be upgraded.

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    • Villager

      06/10/2016 - 14:02

      It's a dual carriageway carrying motorway amounts of traffic with ever-increasing numbers of HGVs. Only two lanes, no hard shoulder and inadequate slip roads witb poor visibility. Bad driving is always a factor, but should not be use as a reason to do nothing. The road is no longer fit for its purpose.

      Reply

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