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Two further collisions on A34 at East and West Ilsley

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Over 50 accidents on A34 resulting in death/serious injury in last 5 years

THE A34 at East Ilsley and West Ilsley was the scene of two further collisions this morning (Mon) one involving four cars and the other involving three cars.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) were called at 6.58am to the A34 southbound near Bury Lane, at the turn-off for West Ilsley, to a collision involving four cars.

No-one was hurt.

One lane was blocked with queuing traffic.

Then at 7.25am there was a further collision on the A34 northbound at East Ilsley, involving three cars.

No-one was hurt.

The incident caused traffic congestion on the A34 to the M4 intersection at junction 13, Chieveley .

The A34 has seen more than 50 accidents resulting in death or serious injury in the last five years and the closure of the entire carriageway 56 times.

The issue of safety on the A34 has triggered a Parliamentary debate, with local MPs, including Newbury MP Richard Benyon and North West Hampshire MP, Kit Malthouse, pressing for increased investment to improve safety on the road.

Last week also saw four more A34 crashes causing chaos, including two in one day.

Last Wednesday (Dec 7) three lorries were involved in a collision in a lay-by, with a man taken to hospital with minor injuries, followed a few hours later by a collision involving four vehicles on the A34 between East Ilsley and Chieveley.

The day before that (Tues Dec 6), an accident involving two vehicles between East Ilsley and Chieveley caused traffic problems and rush hour delays.

Two days prior to this, on Sunday Dec 4, the A34 at Speen was closed southbound for about an hour, after a 7pm collision involving two cars.

Fatals on the A34 have included an August eight-vehicle pile-up which claimed the lives of four people from one family, a mother and three children

Just two-weeks later, a three-year old and her unborn baby brother died in a crash at Hinksey Hill, in Oxfordshire.

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