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Serious Road Collision in Egham

Anna Robinson reports on the incident from the beginning of March, which required an air ambulance, as driver fled the scene leaving fellow motorist with serious injuries.

On March 1, a road collision on Stroude Road, Egham left a motorist with serious injuries.

The accident, which happened at around 1.30pm on the Wednesday, involved two vehicles – a Nissan pick-up truck and a Volkswagen caddy. Whilst the motorist in the Volkswagen was left with serious injuries, the other driver was believed to have fled the scene before emergency services arrived.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service stated that although there were two patients “only one man was taken as priority St Peter’s Hospital, after suffering serious head injuries”.

Peter Amiss from Chertsey fire station, one of the stations called to attend the crash, said: “in conjunction with the ambulance service, we cut the driver out of the car and took him through the back of a car using a spine board”.

Enquiries continue for one of the drivers who was believed to have left the scene of the incident on foot. The Police are still appealing for witnesses and anyone in the area who has any details on the incident.

Stroude Road was closed for the entirety of the Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Surrey Police’s Roads Policing Unit on 01483 639640, quoting reference ‘P17048874’.