Six injured in motorway crash between lorry and minibus
The motorway was temporarily closed in both directions while emergency services dealt with the situation.
Six people have been taken to hospital after a heavy goods vehicle crashed into a minibus on a motorway.
Air ambulances were called in to take away those who were hurt, which includes three people with life-threatening injuries according to South Central Ambulance Service.
The M4 in Berkshire was closed in both directions on Thursday as the helicopters landed on the carriageway.
Eastbound traffic on the motorway is likely to remain closed “for a significant amount of time”, Thames Valley Police said.
++Update on serious collision on M4++ We have taken 3 pts with life-threatening injuries to hospital, along with 3 further pts with less serious injuries following the collision btwn a lorry & minibus. More information will be released by @ThamesVP in due course.— SCAS (@SCAS999) October 11, 2018
The crash happened at around 12.20pm on the eastbound stretch of road between Chieveley and Hungerford, which are junctions 13 and 14 of the motorway.
🚨**ROAD CLOSURE**🚨— TVP Roads Policing (@tvprp) October 11, 2018
Traffic is very busy on the M4 both westbound and eastbound around junction 14 at Hungerford and 13 at Chieveley due to a serious collision.
Westbound is due to re-open shortly and eastbound traffic is being turned around.
Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/XCiIAwxd2l
The police have asked those caught in the traffic from the accident to stay inside their cars so emergency vehicles can get through.
Officers are also trying to turn around motorists stuck in gridlock.