Man dead and 11 others hospitalised after multi-vehicle crash in Cotswolds

CRASH: Man dead and 11 others hospitalised after fatal crash in Cotswolds. Picture by Google Maps. <i>(Image: Google)</i>
CRASH: Man dead and 11 others hospitalised after fatal crash in Cotswolds. Picture by Google Maps. (Image: Google)

A MAN has died after a fatal multiple-vehicle collision in the Cotswolds and 11 other people were hospitalised.

The incident happened near Aldsworth yesterday afternoon (Friday, December 2). Police were called to the B4425 at Riversmeet North shortly after 12.45pm.

The collision, which took place between the Coln St Aldwyns and Eastington turnings, involved a grey Mini Cooper, black Audi A3, grey Polestar 2 and a black Seat Leon.

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Emergency services attended and a man in his 50s from Cirencester was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

Three people were taken to Southmead and John Radcliffe hospitals for treatment for serious injuries, and eight other people were taken to Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General hospitals.

An 18-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken to hospital as a precaution.

The B4425 and a number of surrounding roads remain closed while a collision investigation continues. Motorists are advised to find alternative routes.

Investigating officers are now appealing for information from anyone who has not spoken to police about the incident and has information they feel may be relevant.

Anyone who has dashcam or CCTV footage which they believe would be relevant has also been urged to contact police.

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When contacting police, quote incident number 251 of December 2.

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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