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UPDATED: Investigation underway after vans crash at busy traffic light junction

A grey Renault van which overturned after being hit by a blue Ford Transit in a collision outside The Horse and Jockey by the Buckingham Road junction

A grey Renault van which overturned after being hit by a blue Ford Transit in a collision outside The Horse and Jockey by the Buckingham Road junction

Police are investigating after two vans crashed at a junction in Aylesbury, causing one of the vehicles to flip onto its side.

Officers were called at 11.30am this morning to the incident in Buckingham Road at the Horse and Jockey junction after a blue Ford Transit van crashed into the side of a grey Renault van.

The Renault was left lying on its side, with damage caused to nearby railings and a traffic light.

The Ford Transit stopped in Elmhurst Road after the collision and had damage to its front.

There were no injuries.

The Ford Transit van was a company vehicle for Quest 88 and it was on its way to The Pace Centre in Quarrendon where it was due to deliver some equipment.

The passenger travelling in the Renault van did not want to say what company it belonged to, but he did say they were travelling to Stoke Mandeville Hospital to fix a leak.

Ambulance crews, the police and the fire service were called to the scene and officers directed traffic.

It has been claimed that the crash was caused by the traffic lights malfunctioning.

But in a statement the county council said: “This particular junction is covered by CCTV, and all traffic lights at junctions of this nature are computer controlled to ensure that two sets of conflicting lights can’t both show green at the same time.”

“As this is now an ongoing police enquiry, we will be working with Thames Valley accident investigators to determine the cause of the accident.

“Our emergency call out gang was on site to make the area safe followed damage caused by the accident.

“This included cutting back damaged railings and isolating the knocked over traffic lights.

“This was all complete and the lights were back in full operation by 1pm.”

 

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