Thu, 06 Oct 2016
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.