Five people taken to hospital after serious collision
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Collision investigators are appealing for dashcam footage and witnesses to a serious collision on the A40 near Sherborne last night, Friday 14 May.
Five people were taken to hospital following the incident which happened between the Cotswolds town of Northleach and Burford shortly before 9.30pm.
Three cars were involved in the collision; a Volvo V90 estate towing a trailer, a black BMW 1 Series three-door hatchback and a blue Skoda Scala.
This resulted in one of the vehicles leaving the road where it collided with a wall and another also left the carriageway.
Paramedics from the South Western Ambulance Service attended the scene as well as two air ambulances and appliances from the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
Several occupants were extricated from vehicles.
Two men aged in their 30s were taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and three men were taken to the John Radcliff Hospital in Oxford where one aged in his 50s remains in a critical condition, a man aged in his 30s has since been discharged and a man aged in his 20s remains in hospital.
Forensic collision investigators attended the scene and remained there overnight with closures in place and the vehicles were recovered this morning. The road has since been reopened.
Officers from the Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the collision. They would also like to speak to anyone who travelled on the A40 around the time of the collision and who may be able to help or who may have dashcam footage.
Information can be submitted to police online by completing the following form and quoting incident 485 of 14 May: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
You can also call police on 101 referencing the same number.