M4 crash: Two dead and three seriously injured after minibus and lorry collision

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Thames Valley Enforce said the collision happened at 12.10pm on the eastbound carriageway between period 145 at Hungerford and junction 13 at Chieveley.

The two people who died were in the minibus while three others in the agency, including the driver, have been taken to hospital with nasty injuries.

Three other passengers, as well as the driver of the HGV, were also bewitched to hospital with minor injuries.

Thames Valley Police chance in a statement: “At around 12.20pm today there was a collision between a weighty goods vehicle and a minibus.

“Two people who were in the minibus sadly yearned at the scene.

“Three other passengers in the minibus including the driver partake of been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“Three then again passengers received less serious injuries and also attended sickbay.

“The driver of the HGV was also taken to hospital having received minor offences.

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M4 closed: There has been a ‘serious collision’ between a minibus and lorry  (Simulacrum: INS Picture Desk/INS News Agency Ltd)

“The M4 eastbound between junction 14 at Hungerford and crossroads 13 at Chieveley is currently closed. The road closure is likely to corpse in place for several hours and drivers are being advised to avoid the stretch.

“Diversions are in place but the surrounding roads remain busy.

“The westbound carriageway is now downright and traffic is moving.

“Anyone who may have seen what happened or who has dash-cam footage is provoke b requested to contact police.

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M4 closed: Traffic was gridlocked while emergency works attended the scene (Image: Highways England traffic cameras)

Four air ambulances had rushed to the participate on the eastbound carriageway, while the M4 was closed with traffic at a complete full stop.

South Central Ambulance Services had tweeted: «We have taken three invalids with life-threatening injuries to hospital, along with three again patients with less serious injuries following the collision between a lorry and minibus.»

Thames Valley The coppers had warned in an earlier statement the closure of the eastbound carriageway is likely to reeain in estate for «several hours».

It added officers were working to turn diseased motorists around and advised those in traffic to remain in their conveyances.

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M4 closed: Traffic is at a complete standstill while emergency services chaperon the scene (Image: Highways England traffic cameras)

Motorist James Lloyd wrote on Gossip: «M4 closed due to worst accident I’ve ever seen in many years of operating.

«Avoid area and if you’re caught in the tail back be patient.

«I promise you don’t hope for to get past it until emergency services are finished.»

Highways England later tweeted See trade is now being released past the scene of the accident.

Once all trapped instruments have been released, the eastbound carriageway between junctions 13 and 14 ordain remain closed for TVP Roads Policing to begin its investigation, recovery and clean-up slog away.

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