A driver has been arrested after a woman was critically wounded in a crash on the A420.
Emergency services were called to the major route in Watchfield, near Swindon, after a single-vehicle crash at 10.05pm on New Year’s Eve (31 December).
A black Volkswagen Golf left the carriageway, hitting trees and coming to rest on its roof back in the middle of the road.
A 25-year-old female passenger sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where she remains in a critical condition.
A 23-year-old man, from Kidlington, has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving whilst unfit through drink and using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without insurance. He remains in custody at this time.
DC Nigel Doyle of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “I am appealing to anybody who witnessed this collision or who may have dash-cam footage capturing the collision or the moments leading up to it to please get in touch with Thames Valley Police.
“You can make a report online or call 101, quoting reference 43230583544.
“If you don’t want to speak directly to police, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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