A PASSENGER is in a serious but stable condition after the van he was travelling in collided with a lorry on the M4 on Saturday.

At around 3.15am on Saturday, May 5, a white VolksWagen Crafter van and an articulated lorry were in collision on the westbound carriageway between junction 8/9 for Maidenhead and 10 for Reading/Bracknell.

The male passenger of the van was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with serious injuries and remains in a serious but stable condition. Firefighters said he was pinned and trapped in his seat, and had to be cut free from the van using specialist equipment.

The driver of the van, a man, was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital with minor injuries and sent home on the same day. The lorry driver was uninjured.

Investigating officer PC Marcus Audoin, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “This was a very serious collision and it is important that we speak to anyone who witnessed what happened.

“If you saw this incident take place, or saw the vehicles before the collision, please come forward and speak to police.”

If you have any information about the collision please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting reference 43180135190.