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Man suffers head and leg injuries in Colthrop collision involving lorry and trailer

Trapped driver cut free by firefighters

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith


01635 886637


A LORRY and trailer were involved in an incident in Colthrop this afternoon (Thurs).

According to the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS), two pumps from Newbury Fire Station together with a heavy rescue unit from Dee Road, Tilehurst, were called at 3.40pm to Gables Way, near the company Xtrac. 

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) were called at 15.34 to the incident involving a lorry and parked trailer.

The driver was trapped in the cab but conscious and breathing and suffered head and leg injuries.

The ambulance service sent a rapid response vehicle, ambulance, paramedic and the air ambulance car with a doctor on board.

The trapped man was released by the fire service before being treated initially at the scene and then taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital  in Oxford.

According to an eye witness, police were also at the scene and the road closed between the A4 and Colthrop Lane.

Awaiting information from police/update to follow

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