By Ellie-Louise Style
Several people injured and one woman dies in 20-car pile up on the A40 in Oxfordshire.
At approximately 8:25am 20 cars were involved in a collision between the B404 and the A415, due to extremely thick fog along the carriageway, where drivers were barely able to see the car just in front of them.
Thick fog wasn’t the only conditions making the roads a massive danger hazard, as ice warnings were also issued.
A female driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while two others were taken to the major trauma unit at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford.
Another 15 had minor injuries that could be treated at the scene.
Miss Gaston from Careton, who was in her partner’s car while the accident occurred, said: “A man on his own had skidded and crashed into the middle barrier. My partner was driving – we had to swerve out of the right lane to avoid hitting him. His door was open and air bags were released,”
“I phoned an ambulance but couldn’t stop. My partner wouldn’t stop because I am 20 weeks pregnant and didn’t want to put us in danger.”
In total 6 cars were majorly damaged in the accident, while the other 10-15 only had minor damages.
A police spokesperson said: “”The eastbound carriageway will remain closed while officers carry out investigations at the site of the collisions. All vehicles which were not involved in the collisions have now been released from the site.”
The Met Office have stated that there could be similar weather conditions on roads on Thursday, so they’ve advised that you make sure you stay safe.
The fog hasn’t only severely disrupted the roads, as flights from London City Airport have been delayed and cancelled due to the weather conditions.