Friday, May 17

M25 major incident: injured more than 40 people including children



More than 40 people, including seven children, have been injured after a coach crashed through a barrier and overturned at the bottom of an embankment on the M25.

Three of them suffered serious injuries in the collision and have been rushed to hospital, it has been confirmed.

Highways officials warned that queues of more than seven miles had built up in the aftermath of the crash, which happened at around 4pm close to the Dartford Crossing.

Ambulance chiefs tweeted: Following reports of a coach involved in an RTC on the M25 at J3, we have 41 patients.

Currently, 31 adults and 7 children with minor injuries, three other patients with more serious injuries taken to hospital.

This means that we’re preparing to accept casualties from the incident.

We’ve been told not to divulge any information because of the group that was on board but everybody is ok.

A statement from the Highways England said: In Kent, the M25 anti-clockwise is fully blocked at J3 due to a serious incident.

Severe delays of over an hour and a half are being measured on the approach to the incident.

Road users are advised to consider alternative routes and to allow additional time for their journey.

Officers are currently at the scene with South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service.