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M4 crash: Woman cut from car ‘in life threatening condition’

A woman cut from the vehicle of a car that landed on its roof on the M4 is reported to be in a ‘life threatening condition’.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT)[1] said that they treated four people.

One was discharged with minor injuries, whereas three were sent to hospital with one in a “life threatening condition”.

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A spokesperson for SWASFT[3] said: “We were called at 9.33am about an incident involving an overturned vehicle on the M4 eastbound near junction 18.

“We sent multiple resources to attend the incident including land ambulance crews, a critical care team, and hazardous area response team paramedics. We were also supported by police and fire.

“We treated four patients at the scene, and discharged one of them with minor injuries.

“We conveyed three of them to hospital by land ambulance for further care, one in a life-threatening condition.”

An appeal has been also been issued by police after the crash saw the motorway close for over seven hours.

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The accident took place at about 9.30am this morning (Friday, July 2) on the M4 eastbound from J18 (Bath / Tormarton) to J17 A350 (Chippenham).

The motorway was only reopened at 4.55pm this afternoon.

In an earlier statement Wiltshire Police[5] reported that the car had left the carriageway and landed on its roof. They also said that four people were involved and all four injured.

Adding that one woman had had to be cut from the vehicle by the fire and rescue service, before she was taken to hospital.

Two others were treated at the scene and sent to hospital, and a third was treated and discharged with minor injuries.

In an updated statement the police[6] are calling the incident a “serious” incident

A spokesperson said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision which took place on the M4 between Junction 18 and Leigh Delamere Services.

“The incident took place at about 9.30am today (02/07) in which a vehicle left the carriageway and came to rest on its roof.

“Fire crews used cutting equipment to release a female casualty from the vehicle and she was then transferred to hospital by ambulance.

“Three other people who were in the car were also hurt, but their injuries are not thought to have been life changing or life threatening

“.Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have relevant dash cam footage is asked to call us on 101 quoting log 85 of today (02/07).”

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Three cars and a lorry involved in A350 crash, police confirm

Three cars and a lorry were involved in a crash on the A350.

Police were called out to the four-vehicle crash south of Westbury today (Thursday June 17) at 6.20am.

Read more: Road blocked following crash on A350[1]

The road was blocked for some time to allow emergency services to operate but has now reopened.

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A350 closed in both directions after lorry fire

The A350 has been closed in both directions following a lorry fire.

Several fire crews, a water carrier and other fire appliances were deployed to the incident just off the junction 17 roundabout towards Chippenham at around 8.30pm.

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews have attended a lorry fire with a hazardous load this evening, the lorry was carrying a large quantity of used car batteries.

”Crews extinguished the fire using four breathing apparatus and two main jets.”

In total, five engines, one water carrier, a command support unit and an operational support unit equipped with enhanced environmental protection equipment attended the incident, were all in attendance.

The road is expected to reopen by 11pm.

A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “We are currently assisting with a lorry fire on the A350 north of Chippenham, close to the M4 junction.

“The northbound carriageway will reopen shortly, but the southbound carriageway is likely to remain closed for the next hour-and-a-half.

“Please find alternative routes.”

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Woman airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after crash with lorry

A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash involving a car and a lorry.

Police were called to a crash involving a car and a lorry on the A350 at around 6.30am this morning. The road was closed in both directions between Shaftesbury and the Hindon traffic lights at East Knoyle.

The driver of the car suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Southampton hospital.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: “We were called shortly after 6.30am this morning to a report of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A350 at East Knoyle involving a car and a lorry.

“We attended, along with the ambulance service and fire service, with the road closed in both directions at the Hindon traffic lights and Shaftsbury.

“The female driver of the car was airlifted to Southampton Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“”he road has now reopened.”

Woman rescued from car after crash with lorry on A350

A woman has been rescued from a car after a crash on the A350 earlier this morning (Thursday May 20).

Emergency services were called to the East Knoyle bypass shortly before 7am following reports of a collision between a lorry and a car.

Read more: Emergency services called to crash on A350[1]

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) attended the incident alongside the ambulance service and Wiltshire Police.

A spokesperson from DWFRS said: “Two crews from Shaftesbury, one from Mere and one from Blandford were called to East Knoyle Bypass at 6.51am this morning to assist the Ambulance Service with a road traffic collision.

“The incident involved two vehicles – one car and one lorry.

“Our crews rescued a casualty from the car and left them in the care of Ambulance crews.

“Our stop came at 7.25am.”

Wiltshire Police has been contacted for comment.

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