A tractor driver escaped with minor injuries after a head on collision with a lorry in Berkshire.

The accident a John Deere tractor and a white lorry on Newbury Road in East Garston, just outside Lambourn.

South Central Ambulance Service sent a Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance, two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle to the scene.

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One man, described as in “serious condition”, was cut free by firefighters and taken by land ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

His condition on Monday (22 August) was unknown.

The Deere tractor belonged to agricultural contractors FGS Agri, whose head office is based in Kent. A spokesman for the company declined to comment on the incident.

A second man, believed to be the tractor driver, suffered minor injuries. He was taken by land ambulance to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service sent two fire engines from Newbury Fire Station and a heavy rescue unit from Tilehurst.

The road was closed for nearly two hours to allow the recovery of both vehicles.

Thames Valley Police has appealed for any witnesses to contact them on 101.

NFU chief farm safety adviser Tom Price said: “We wish a speedy recovery to those injured in the recent incident in Berkshire.

“The details are not fully known but this collision is a timely reminder to take extra care at this busy time of year.

“We urge drivers to make sure that they drive safely but also watch out for other road users who might not take account of the increase in farm traffic and alter their driving as well.”


Article updated Wednesday 24 August 2016