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Teenager dies in hospital after fall from M4 Reading bridge

19-year-old man involved in collision last Friday

Jane Meredith

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A TEENAGER has died in hospital after falling from a bridge on to the M4 at Reading last Friday evening. (18/11)

The M4 was closed between junctions 11 Reading and 12 Theale after police were called to a collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle westbound at 4.53pm.

South Central Ambulance Service was called after a report that a 19-year-old man had fallen from an overpass at Reading Services on to the westbound carriageway of the M4 and had then been hit by a vehicle.

A rapid response vehicle, ambulance, two paramedics and an air ambulance were sent to the scene.

The man, who sustained life threatening injuries, was taken by road to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, accompanied by the air ambulance crew travelling in the ambulance.

He died in hospital this morning (Tues Nov 22), Thames Valley Police confirmed.

His next of kin have been informed.

The incident caused severe traffic disruption with the road re-opening at 7.30pm.

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