‘Ab­so­lute chaos’ as two cars col­lide

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NEIGH­BOURS have de­scribed the ‘ab­so­lute chaos’ in Chal­font St Giles fol­low­ing a hor­ror smash on the A413, which left one per­son hos­pi­talised with se­ri­ous in­juries.

Fire­fight­ers had to res­cue an in­jured el­derly cou­ple with the jaws of life, and an air am­bu­lance was called to the scene at around 12.30pm on Wed­nes­day last week.

Two fire en­gines, one from Gerrards Cross and one from Amer­sham, also rushed to the busy stretch of road to re­ports of a headon col­li­sion be­tween a red Toy­ota Yaris and a black Volk­swa­gen Golf.

Faye John­son, 42, said: “I had just got home and af­ter about three min­utes there was a bang. I heard a noise and went out, and the guy who was just be­hind the red car was out talk­ing to an older cou­ple.

“I talked to the driver in a black Golf. I asked if she was OK, and she kept ask­ing me what was go­ing to hap­pen. I think she was in shock.

“The other driver who was talk­ing to the older cou­ple called 999.”

She added: “It was hor­ri­ble. I thought maybe I didn’t put my hand­brake on. It wasn’t a good scene.”

Keith Pow­ell said car crashes are an on­go­ing prob­lem along that stretch of road: “It was just car­nage. I mean it’s been a prob­lem ever since they started the road­works along here.

“The sheer speed of the traf­fic down this road.

“It’s just not safe. It needs some sort of speed cam­era along this sec­tion.”

An­other woman was re­leased be­fore the emer­gency ser­vices ar­rived.

A South Cen­tral Am­bu­lance Ser­vice spokesper­son said: “We were called at 12.37pm and notes in­di­cate it was a sin­gle ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent. There was one male and one fe­male pa­tient in the ve­hi­cle. We sent a rapid re­sponse ve­hi­cle, an of­fi­cer, two ambulances and the air am­bu­lance to the scene.

“We took one pa­tient to Wex­ham Park with mi­nor in­juries and one pa­tient to the John Rad­cliffe Hospi­tal, Ox­ford, with se­ri­ous in­juries.”

The head-on crash blocked the road in both di­rec­tions, as de­bris from the pile-up blocked the road.

Crash scene: The roof of one of the cars had to be cut off in or­der to get one of the vic­tims out

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