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Woman seriously injured as five cars collide on M40 – Police launch witness appeal

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An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following a serious road traffic collision on the M40 near High Wycombe on Monday 18th March 2019.

The collision, involving five vehicles, occurred at around 4.30am on the Southbound carriageway of the M40 between Junctions 4 (High Wycombe) and Junction 3 (Loudwater).

A 54 year old man, who was driving a silver Mercedes E-Class, was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with minor injuries and later released. However a passenger in the vehicle, a 28 year old woman, was taken to Wexham Park Hospital with serious injuries and remains in a serious condition (10.00am on Tuesday 19th March 2019).

A 36 year old man, who was the driver of a black Ford Galaxy, was taken to Wexham Park Hospital with non-life threatening injuries where he currently remains (10.00am on Tuesday 19th March 2019). A passenger in the same vehicle, a 24 year old man, sustained minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

A 21 year old man, who was the driver of a grey Jaguar XK, was taken to Wexham Park Hospital with non-life threatening injuries where he currently remains (10.00am on Tuesday 19th March 2019)..

A 42 year old man, who was the driver of a white Land Rover Discovery, and a 62 year old man, who was the driver of a black Volkswagen Passat, were both uninjured.

Firefighters were called to the scene of the collision at 4.37am. Two fire appliances with crews attended from High Wycombe fire station at well as one from Beaconsfield fire station. An officer also attended. The firefighters made the scene safe and assisted the police and ambulance services.

Investigating officer, PC Nigel Rosier, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, based at Amersham, said: ‘We are keen to speak to anyone who saw the collision itself or the moments before it happened.

Anyone with dash cam footage of the collision or the moments before is also asked to please come forward.

Officers would also be keen to trace the driver of a white van who was in the area at the time and may have vital information to help with the investigation.

A woman has been seriously injured in this collision and although we are in the early stages of the investigation, we need anyone who saw this incident to come forward.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with any details of the collision which could assist the investigation to contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference 43190082107 or you can make a report online. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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