07:02PM, Tuesday 19 April 2016
New drivers are safer by themselves is the message from firefighters after a youngster crashed into metal railings on the A404 earlier today (Tuesday).
The passenger, a ‘college student’ aged man was taken to Wexham Park Hospital with 'suspected broken bones'.
Firefighters from Maidenhead were called to the road at 1pm after a young man driving a Renault Clio lost control of the car and crashed into the metal fence on the side of the road.
No other cars were involved in the incident.
Watch manager Chris Havers from Maidenhead Fire Station urged young drivers to look into the Safe Drive Stay Alive campaign run by the Thames Valley and Hampshire police forces.
He said: “[The campaign] teaches that you are more at risk of having an accident if you are not in the car on your own.
“Not only is the car heavier and behaves differently but you are more likely to be distracted.
“Unfortunately in this case, these chaps learned the hard way.
“Our message is that particularly at this time of year with summer and the end of exams coming up, driving on your own is much safer.”
Firefighters attended the scene with other emergency services and made the scene safe for other motorists, they left after around 30 minutes.
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
All lines are currently blocked between Reading and London Paddington stations due to a person being hit by a train.