Appeal for witnesses following serious road traffic collision – Wantage
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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage following a road traffic collision in Wantage in which a motorcyclist and pillion passenger have suffered life-threatening injuries.
The collision occurred at around 1.40pm yesterday (5/11) on the B4494, Chain Hill, Wantage.
A red Suzuki SV 650 motorcycle was travelling from the Newbury direction towards Wantage when it was involved in a collision with a silver Volkswagen Transporter camper van travelling in the opposite direction.
The rider of the motorcycle, a 20-year-old man, and his passenger, a 19-year-old woman, have suffered serious injuries and are both in the John Radcliffe Hospital in a critical condition.
The occupants in the VW Transporter were not injured.
No arrests have been made.
Investigating officer PC Chris Weatherley of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, based at Abingdon, said: “This was a very serious collision which has resulted in life-threatening injuries to two people on the motorcycle.
“I am appealing to anybody who witnessed the collision to please contact Thames Valley Police on 101 or online, quoting reference number 43220498772.
“If you were driving in the area and have dash-cam footage of the collision or the moments leading up to it, please get in touch.
“The next of kin of those injured are being supported by specially trained officers.”