Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Hit and run accident at ‘danger’ junction

AN elderly woman was injured in a hit and run accident near the junction where Tesco plans to open a shop.

She was struck by a car as she crossed Wallingford Road at its junction with the railway bridge in High Street, less than 400ft from the former Queen’s Arms in Reading Road, which the supermarket giant bought last year.

She was not seriously hurt in the incident, which happened at about 7.30am on Tuesday last week. The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics and then taken by ambulance to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading with what police described as minor injuries.

The driver fled and police are appealing for witnesses.

Campaigners fighting Tesco’s plans to turn the pub into a convenience store say the incident proves the road is dangerous. They say people walking from the north of Goring would have to cross Wallingford Road twice — once at its junction with High Street and again where it meets Reading Road.

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