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Police launch witness appeal following collision which closed M40 for six hours

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M40 Junction 2 (Beaconsfield) Westbound. (Archive picture)

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following a road traffic collision on the M40 at Beaconsfield.

On Friday 20th October 2017, at about 10.40am, a white HGV towing a blue trailer, a white Volkswagen Caddy van, a white Nissan Cabstar and a black Audi Q5 were in collision on the westbound carriageway of the M40 between the entry and exit slip roads at Junction 2 (Beaconsfield).

All the vehicles were damaged in the collision. The HGV left the carriageway and came to a stop on the motorway embankment.

The motorway was closed at Junction 2 for more than six hours while repair work took place due to a significant diesel spill and damage to the motorway crash barriers.

A pregnant woman who was travelling in the Audi was taken to hospital for assessment while a man who was also in the Audi sustained an injury and was also taken to hospital. He has since been discharged.

Investigating officer PC Richard Martin, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing based in Amersham, said: ‘This was a serious collision which resulted in the motorway being closed for a significant period of time.

I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any dashcam footage to get in touch by calling the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who may have any information relating to this case to please call 101 quoting reference ‘428 20/10’ or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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