Update: Woman killed in crash on A4130 between Didcot and Wallingford shut after crash

The scene this morning

The scene this morning

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A WOMAN in her 60s has died following the crash on the A4130 at Hadden Hill between Wallingford and Didcot this morning.

The road was shut both ways following the collision between the woman's red Suzuki Baleno and a black Renault Traffic at 7.14am. It opened early this afternoon.

A man in his 20s who was driving the Renault was also injured.

The woman has not been named but she was from Wallingford and was driving towards Didcot.

An ambulance spokesman said: “We were called to the A4130 to a collision between two vehicles at 7.12am. Two ambulance crews were sent to the scene and an ambulance officer.

“There were two patients, a man in his 20s was taken to the JR with minor injuries and a lady in her 60s sadly passed away at the scene.”

Pc Sandra Terry said: “I would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed the collision or seen either of the vehicle involved prior to the incident.

“The road was closed while an investigation into the collision took place, which had an impact on commuters, but this has since reopened.”

Two young men were killed in May 2012 on the same stretch of road. Jack Varney, 19, and Rhys Roberts, 21, both from Didcot, died when the car they were in crashed into a wall on the A4130 at Hadden Hill.

Last year new safety markings were put in place on the road.

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Jack Hawkins at the roads police team on the Thames Valley number 101.

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1:19pm Thu 6 Feb 14

downsview says...

Terrible news. My sympathies to the families & friends of the lady who has died & also to the other man involved.

Know nothing of the circumstances of the crash but as a regular user of this road what I can say is that it is a substandard road with numerous dangerous pot-holes many of which have been caused by damage from the running water which has been crossing the carriageway in a number of places on the mile & half section over Hadden Hill from the Moreton bends.
Terrible news. My sympathies to the families & friends of the lady who has died & also to the other man involved. Know nothing of the circumstances of the crash but as a regular user of this road what I can say is that it is a substandard road with numerous dangerous pot-holes many of which have been caused by damage from the running water which has been crossing the carriageway in a number of places on the mile & half section over Hadden Hill from the Moreton bends. downsview
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5:11pm Thu 6 Feb 14

ToolBox Youth Project says...

My sincere condolences go out to the family of the passed lady and I wish the young lad involved a speedy recovery.

I would like to second what Downsview has written. I use that road daily and the poor state of the surface on the those bends is horrendous, the potholes are huge and on both sides, it was only a matter of time before someone was sadly killed or seriously injured. Any biker hitting those holes would surely come off. What I can't understand is they resurfaced the road around this and have apparently not bothered with this section, which, in my opinion was the worst and most dangerous.

Let's hope in the event of this very sad death something is done to repair this road and make it safer for all of us.
My sincere condolences go out to the family of the passed lady and I wish the young lad involved a speedy recovery. I would like to second what Downsview has written. I use that road daily and the poor state of the surface on the those bends is horrendous, the potholes are huge and on both sides, it was only a matter of time before someone was sadly killed or seriously injured. Any biker hitting those holes would surely come off. What I can't understand is they resurfaced the road around this and have apparently not bothered with this section, which, in my opinion was the worst and most dangerous. Let's hope in the event of this very sad death something is done to repair this road and make it safer for all of us. ToolBox Youth Project
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2:34pm Fri 7 Feb 14

tinsel84 says...

I cannot understand why this road has the hairpin bends that it does. Surely it's time to straighten this road out and remove the hazards once and for all, as they have sucessfully done so on many stretches of the A5 in North Wales.

This is horrible, there are too many people dying on this road and all for the sake of weaving around land borders.
I cannot understand why this road has the hairpin bends that it does. Surely it's time to straighten this road out and remove the hazards once and for all, as they have sucessfully done so on many stretches of the A5 in North Wales. This is horrible, there are too many people dying on this road and all for the sake of weaving around land borders. tinsel84
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