Woman critically hurt in M4 crash near Reading

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Image caption The 69-year-old woman was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital after the crash on the M4

A woman is in a critical condition after a crash which closed a stretch of the M4 on Friday.

The 69-year-old was driving a Ford Ka which crashed with a van near Reading services at about 14.30 BST.

The westbound carriageway was closed between junctions 11 and 12 for nearly three hours, leading to severe delays in to the evening rush hour.

The van driver sustained minor injuries in the crash.

Police appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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