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Driver cut from wreckage after lorry and tractor crash at East Garston.

Two people taken to hospital, one in a serious condition

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith


01635 886637

Incident involving lorry and tractor at East Garston

ONE person has been taken to hospital in a serious condition following a two-vehicle collision at East Garston this morning (Friday).

At 7.10am, South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) sent a Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance, two ambulance crews, and a rapid response vehicle to the Newbury Road in East Garston, following a collision involving a tractor and lorry.

One patient, described as being in a serious condition, was transported by road to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford. 

Another patient with minor injuries was also transported by road to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon.

According to the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) two pumps from Newbury Fire Station, along with a heavy rescue unit from Tilehurst, were called at 7.06am to the collision.

Firefighters cut one person free and who was then given over into the care of waiting paramedics.

Firefighters left the scene at 8.33am.

The Newbury Road in Great Shefford remains closed in both directions between the Great Shefford and East Garston junctions, due to accident investigation work.  

Update 4.25pm Friday

Newbury Road still closed.


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