UPDATE: Delays of up to an hour on the M4 in both directions and motorcyclist airlifted to hospital

Published: 3 Jun 2013 11:255 comments

THERE are serious delays on the M4 in both directions this morning after a major accident.

GRIDLOCK: The M4 westbound between Junctions 5 and 6 show complete gridlock.

A MOTORCYCLIST was airlifted to hospital after being injured in a crash involving three cars on the M4 this morning.

The accident happened at around 8.30am on the eastbound carriageway of the motorway just before Junction 7 for Slough West with the motorcyclist airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with head injuries.

He remains in a serious condtion.

Three cars were also involved in the accident with the vehicles currently being recovered by police.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

TRAFFIC:

There remain serious delays on the M4 in both directions after the accident.

The Highways Agency report all three lanes are closed eastbound between Junction 8/9 for Maidenhead and Junction 7 for Slough west. The road is expected to re-open at 12.30am with delays of up to an hour to be expected.

There is also congestion westbound on the same stretch of motorway with one lane being closed with up to an 40 minutes of delays.

Traffic is stationary as far back as Junction 10 for Reading, Bracknell and Wokingham eastbound and Junction 5 for Langley westbound.

More to come

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