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Pedestrian critical after M4 crash near Reading

M4 westbound, approaching Junction 11 Image copyright Julian P Guffogg
Image caption The M4 westbound is closed near Reading

The M4 is closed westbound near Reading after a man was hit by a car.

The incident happened on the westbound carriageway between junction 11 at Reading and junction 12 Theale at about 16:50 GMT.

South Central Ambulance Service said a man was struck by a car close to Reading services. An air ambulance has landed on a nearby field.

The road is likely to remain closed for some time and drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.

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