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Drivers' lucky escape after head-on Greenham collision

Fourth accident in a month - and second in four days - on same road

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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TWO drivers had a lucky escape yesterday (Sun) evening after a head on collision in Greenham, which forced a road closure.

The incident was the fourth accident on the same road in three months - and the second in four days - all potentially serious.

Two pumps from Newbury Fire Station were called at 7pm to Bury's Bank Road, just past Crookham golf course and before the roundabout, to a two-car collision, involving a BMW and Volvo estate.

No-one was hurt.

Firefighters made the vehicles and scene safe and left at around 8pm.

The road was closed during the incident and to allow for recovery of the vehicles.

Last Thursday morning, (16/2) a driver also had a lucky escape, after a car flipped on the same road. 

One pump from Newbury Fire Station was called at 11.30am to Bury's Bank Road, near to a property called The Roundhouse, where a blue Renault Kangoo was on its roof.

The woman driver, the only occupant,  was not seriously hurt according to firefighters at the scene.

Firefighters last week said it was the third time in three months they had been called to cars overturned at the same spot, put down to inappropriate speeds in difficult driving conditions, including a bad bend and wet and slippy road surface.

The road was closed during the incident and to allow for recovery of the vehicle.

Firefighters left the scene at around mid-day.

Ambulance services were also at the scene.

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  • hgv1driver

    hgv1driver

    23/02/2017 - 22:10

    Keep to the speed limit 30 mph full stop

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  • TractorMan

    21/02/2017 - 20:08

    I have driven at 30 mph (the speed limit over most of it) along this road and been overtaken many times by impatient tw@ts. Yes the road is bad and windy that is why it is 30 mph!!!!! Just drive sensibly on it and there won't be any problems unless the tw@t coming towards you is speeding of course or maybe on their phone etc.

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  • andymoss

    21/02/2017 - 12:12

    The road is narrow with many sharp twists and turns. The road surface is uneven, potholed and with sunken drains all along its length. There are no street lights, no cats eyes and no kerbs to define the road edges. All in all this is a terrible road. Speed is only part of the problem...

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    • Tommy

      21/02/2017 - 14:02

      Surely everyone that have their wits about them can see that !! This is much like any country road, you should adjust your driving according to the conditions. Those that do not should not be driving, for their own sake as well as for others.

      Reply

  • Andy160165

    21/02/2017 - 07:07

    Drivers need to drive at the speed limit as it says on the signs going up and down that west Berkshire road

    Reply

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