Crews attend a series of road traffic collisions in under 24 hours

Royal Berkshire fire and rescue crews have attended a series road traffic collisions across the county overnight and this morning.

The first call came at 5.03pm on Wednesday 17 May when Thames Valley Fire Control Service received reports of a road traffic collision involving two cars on Ashampstead Road, Reading.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Wokingham Road and Dee Road were sent to the scene.

Firefighters made the vehicles safe and gave oxygen therapy and assisted South Central Ambulance Service at the scene. Firefighters were at the incident for about 30 minutes.

Thames Valley Fire Control Service received a second call at 9.08pm on Wednesday 17 May, reporting a road traffic collision involving three vehicles on the M4 westbound between Thorney and Langley.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Slough, Langley and Windsor were sent to the scene.

Firefighters freed a 44-year-old man from one of the vehicles before handing him over to the care of South Central Ambulance Service.

On Thursday 18 May at 6.05am, Thames Valley Fire Control Service received reports of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles on Gipsy Lane in Hungerford.

Two crews from Newbury Fire Station went to the scene with a crew from Dorset & Wiltshire fire and rescue service.

Firefighters assisted South Central Ambulance Service at the scene and made the vehicles safe.

A second call came into Thames Valley Fire Control Service on Thursday 18 May at 9.29am to reports of a three-car road traffic collision involving one vehicle fire on the M4 westbound between Langley and Slough Central.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Slough and Langley were sent to the scene.

Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire and made the vehicle safe.

This provides a timely reminder to take care on the roads: www.rbfrs.co.uk/your-safety/road-safety/