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SECAmb response to coach collision on M3

7 January 2013

South East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust declared a serious incident after a collision involving a coach yesterday evening (6 January 2013) on the M3 motorway.

The Trust declared a serious incident after a coach left the south bound carriageway of the motorway by junction 4 at Fleet at 6.10pm.

The Trust sent six ambulances, two HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) vehicles, five single responder cars, one critical care paramedic unit, one HEMS unit and five officers to the scene.  Mutual aid was also provided by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust which was stood down.

Ambulance clinicians assessed 40 people of which seven were then treated and transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries with a number of others assessed, treated and released at the scene.

Director of Clinical Operations, Andy Newton said: “This was potentially a very serious incident.  All emergency services work well together to ensure that patients were quickly assessed and treated.

“I would personally like to pass on my thanks to the staff of South Central Ambulance Service which provided support and the efforts of our staff who did a fantastic job.”

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