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Further collision in mounting toll of incidents on A34 near Newbury

Woman taken to hospital after being cut out of car on its roof

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith


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Further collision on A34 near Newbury

A FURTHER collision on the A34 near Newbury last night (Sun) saw a woman cut out of an overturned car, before being taken to hospital.

Firefighters from Newbury Fire Station were called at 7.15pm to a two vehicle collision southbound, between Chieveley and Speen.

Firefighters cut a woman, the only occupant, free from the overturned car, a Vauxhall Corsa.

The road was closed during the incident and for about an hour.

Firefighters left the scene at approximately 8.30pm.

In March, a 21-year-old Wiltshire woman died in a fatal collision on the A34 southbound near the M4 intersection at Chieveley.

The collision involved two vehicles - an artic lorry and a Vauxhall Corsa.

The 21-year-old female driver of the car died at the scene.

At 5.10pm last Wednesday, a woman and three children were killed in an accident while travelling northbound on the A34 at East Ilsley.

A petition which was initially launched in June, and following a separate fatal A34 crash in which Gavin Roberts died, has seen a spike in signatures since Wednesday’s crash.

Newbury MP Richard Benyon has since stepped into the debate and is now calling on a full review into safety at the major trunk road.

To view/sign the petition visit: 


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  • redhead

    15/08/2016 - 22:10

    it's a straight road! it's the lack of good driving decisions and not looking properly before moving! same as on motorways! don't get these accidents on country roads so often cos people have to take care!


  • grumpy

    15/08/2016 - 14:02

    From the picture it looks like the bit where the slip road off to the A339 is. A lot of people don't realise they're in the wrong lane, and make a late decision to change, was that what happened ?? Last minute . dot . com


  • Blizzard

    15/08/2016 - 12:12

    Seriously..... and the cause this time is?


  • Basher

    15/08/2016 - 12:12

    Another one !