Three accidents cause road chaos around Swindon

Two accidents on the M4 posed traffic problems this morning

Two accidents on the M4 posed traffic problems this morning

First published in News Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , @BerenCross

THREE road traffic collisions have occurred in the Swindon area this morning.

At 9.37am two Ford KAs collided between Junctions 16 and 17 on the westbound carriageway of the M4, with two casualties suffering minor injuries.

One female was taken to Great Western Hospital to be checked over, but there is not believed to any serious threat to her health.

All three lanes were closed at one stage to allow emergency services to recover the vehicles, with one on its side and one off the carriageway. All three lanes were reopened at 10.30am according to Highways Agency.

At 10.39am there was another collision on the motorway, a short distance east between Junctions 14 and 15, where all three lanes were closed for a short period.

A caravan became detached from a Range Rover and hit the central reservation, though no injuries were reported.

The vehicles were recovered swiftly and the motorway reopened a short time later.

Most recently, a two-vehicle collision has been reported in Darby Close on Cheney Manor Industrial Estate.

At 10.57am, emergency services were called to reports of a 25-year-old woman suffering with neck injuries.

Early reports from police suggested it had occurred outside King Lifting, but the firm said an ambulance had gone beyond its depot and towards Swindon Council’s household waste recycling centre.

One car reversed into another and the ambulance was called for a pregnant occupant, but there are no major concerns for mother or baby.

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1:35pm Tue 17 Jun 14

nobody says...

Just a regular day of crap driving.
Just a regular day of crap driving. nobody
  • Score: 3

1:59pm Tue 17 Jun 14

SwindonWatcher says...

Drivers around Swindon are awful.....no idea of lane control
Drivers around Swindon are awful.....no idea of lane control SwindonWatcher
  • Score: 3

2:00pm Tue 17 Jun 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

until the next fatalities......
until the next fatalities...... A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 2

5:26pm Tue 17 Jun 14

greenpacer says...

I do like a good motoring story . Yes I agree lots of bad drivers around here. Speeding, speeding on roundabouts, bad indication and no indication and the list goes on........
I do like a good motoring story . Yes I agree lots of bad drivers around here. Speeding, speeding on roundabouts, bad indication and no indication and the list goes on........ greenpacer
  • Score: 2

7:19pm Tue 17 Jun 14

GalaxyMan says...

Red light jumpers! What is it with red light jumpers? Swindon seems plagued by the idiots.
Red light jumpers! What is it with red light jumpers? Swindon seems plagued by the idiots. GalaxyMan
  • Score: 3

10:51pm Tue 17 Jun 14

corin22 says...

caravan season again, when are they going to make it compulsory to take a test to tow one? and then tax them extra
caravan season again, when are they going to make it compulsory to take a test to tow one? and then tax them extra corin22
  • Score: 1

10:58pm Tue 17 Jun 14

LordCharles says...

The Ford Ka is generally owned by women.
The Ford Ka is generally owned by women. LordCharles
  • Score: 1

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