A34 reopens afer toddler airlifted to hospital

Major road reopens afer toddler airlifted to hospital

Major road reopens afer toddler airlifted to hospital

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A MAJOR Hampshire road has reopened following a serious crash that led to a two-year-old boy being airlifted to hospital.

The A34 had been closed in both directions near the Whitchurch junction after the crash between three cars and a caravan on the southbound carriageway.

As previously reported by the Daily Echo, the boy suffered head injuries and was flown by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Another person was airlifted to the hospital while two others were taken to Southampton General Hospital by land ambulance.

Emergency crews had been called to the scene at about 3.45pm yesterday. There are major delays in the area and the road closed until around 10.30pm.BASICS Hampshire doctors Lou Chan and Bruce Armstrong attended the scene to treat patients.

Dr Chan, a consultant in Basingstoke, said: “We were able to give analgaesia and do splints where they were needed - and we'll be following up.”

The Highways Agency has issued the following advice to motorists travelling southbound: "All southbound traffic is advised to leave the A34 at the junction with the A343 and follow the solid triangle symbol via the A343 south towards Andover.

“Then take the A3093 southbound to join the A303 east. Follow the A303 eastbound to re-join the A34 at Bullington.”

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9:25am Thu 21 Aug 14

newsknight says...

Sincerely hope everyone recovers ok

link to AA guidance herewith - not sure what was towing that huge caravan but hope it was up to the job and not overloaded :-(

http://www.theaa.com
/motoring_advice/gen
eral-advice/towing-a
dvice-what-you-need-
to-know.html
Sincerely hope everyone recovers ok link to AA guidance herewith - not sure what was towing that huge caravan but hope it was up to the job and not overloaded :-( http://www.theaa.com /motoring_advice/gen eral-advice/towing-a dvice-what-you-need- to-know.html newsknight
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12:15pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Saint Anthony says...

newsknight wrote:
Sincerely hope everyone recovers ok

link to AA guidance herewith - not sure what was towing that huge caravan but hope it was up to the job and not overloaded :-(

http://www.theaa.com

/motoring_advice/gen

eral-advice/towing-a

dvice-what-you-need-

to-know.html
Who said caravan and it's vehicle were at fault?. Same old blame game.
[quote][p][bold]newsknight[/bold] wrote: Sincerely hope everyone recovers ok link to AA guidance herewith - not sure what was towing that huge caravan but hope it was up to the job and not overloaded :-( http://www.theaa.com /motoring_advice/gen eral-advice/towing-a dvice-what-you-need- to-know.html[/p][/quote]Who said caravan and it's vehicle were at fault?. Same old blame game. Saint Anthony
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