Fatal collision on the A41 near Waddesdon

Thu 20 Feb, 2014

Issued in association with Thames Valley Police

The emergency services are currently dealing with a fatal road traffic collision on the A41 near Waddesdon, on the Aylesbury side.

They were called to the incident at around 11.10am after reports that a white Vauxhall had been involved in a collision with a black Toyota and grey Renault. Paramedics pronounced the female driver of the Vauxhall dead at the scene.

Firefighters from Aylesbury and Brill were among the emergency services at the scene. They used hydraulic rescue equipment to release a number of people.

The Toyota was carrying seven children, four of whom have sustained serious injuries and are being transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for treatment. The remaining three children have been taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital along with the adult driver of the vehicle.

A full road closure has been put in place and is anticipated to be in place for a number of hours while officers carry out enquiries at the scene.

Inspector Daren Courtenay of Thames Valley Police said: “We are advising drivers to avoid the area for the time being while these road closures are in place as it will have a significant impact on your ability to commute around the area - particularly HGVs, which will be unable to get through the diversionary route that has been put in place through the smaller village roads.

“We are also appealing for anyone who may have seen the collision to come forward and speak to us as soon as possible to provide us with information about this incident.”

Anyone with information should contact Thames Valley Police on 101, the 24-hour Enquiry Line number.