Huge 14 car M40 pile-up leaves 20 injured and 11 taken to hospital

Huge 14 car M40 pile-up leaves 20 injured and 11 taken to hospital

 

Twenty people have been injured after 14 car pile-up on the M40 motorway this evening.

At least 11 people were rushed to hospital following the crash near Loudwater in Buckinghamshire.

It is not yet known what caused the accident which left a huge tailback for motorists as ambulance and fire crews worked at the scene.

The incident happened on the M40 southbound between junctions 4 (Handy Cross) and 3 (Loudwater) just before 6pm, reports the Bucks Free Press.  

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The South Central Ambulance Service tweeted: “SCAS were called this evening at 17:44 to the M40 between junction 4 and 2 southbound, to a collision involving approximately 14 vehicles.

“We had on scene seven ambulance crews, two paramedic officers, tactical advisor and two Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART).

“They have been assessing over 20 casualties, 11 have been taken to Wexham Park Hospital with serious or minor injuries. 

“Other casualties were assessed at the scene by our crews but did not require hospital treatment.

“SCAS teams have been working alongside colleagues from Thames Valley Police and Buckinghamshire Fire to respond to this multi-vehicle collision.”

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