Motorcyclist injured in M4 motorway crash

Air ambulances on the M4
Image caption The motorway was fully reopened by 13:00 BST

A motorcyclist has been seriously hurt in a crash that forced the closure of the M4 motorway in Berkshire.

The collision, involving three cars and a motorbike, happened on the London-bound carriageway at about 08:30 BST.

The motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and both carriageways were closed for a short time to allow the air ambulance to land.

The eastbound carriageway was closed for several hours between junctions seven and eight.

The biker was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Thames Valley Police described his condition as "serious".

Two lanes on the eastbound carriageway remained shut into the afternoon while recovery work and investigations continued.

During the morning, traffic on the motorway was queuing as far as junction 10 at Wokingham.

Motorists travelling in the Maidenhead and Windsor areas also experienced major delays.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to call Thames Valley Police Roads Policing unit.

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