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Thames Valley Police appeal for witnesses after pedestrian seriously injured in Burghfield collision

A young woman was left with a fractured skull after she was hit by a van in Burghfield at the weekend.

Thames Valley Police has now put out an appeal for witnesses after the 25-year-old woman was injured on Saturday (September 25).

At around 11.50pm, she was hit by white Ford Transit van while walking in Hollybush Lane, around its junction with Reading Road.

A 31-year-old from Essex was arrested on the scene.
A 31-year-old from Essex was arrested on the scene.

She sustained a fractured skull, split eyebrow, broken cheekbone and grazes to her left leg.

The woman was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital for treatment, and has since been discharged.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, drug driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

He is a resident of Basildon, Essex, and has been released under investigation.

Investigating officer PC Jamie Payne, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing based at Three Mile Cross, said: "I am appealing to anybody who witnessed this collision or who was driving in the area and has dash-cam footage of the collision to please get in touch with us.

"You can do so by calling 101, quoting reference 43210433684 or make a report online.

"Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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