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Three killed in M1 coach crash

Bedfordshire Police have confirmed that three men died in a collision on the M1 early this morning.

The M1 has been closed northbound from Junction 12 since early this morning Credit: ITV News Anglia

A double decker coach was involved in a collision with a car, which had stopped on the hard shoulder near Flitwick. Three men in the car died at the scene. Another man has been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with serious injuries. Nobody in the coach, which was travelling from Kent, was injured.

The police are liaising with the three men's next of kin, and are investigating the circumstances of the collision. They expect the road to stay closed for at least the next few hours.

Drivers are being taken off the motorway at Junction 12, and are being diverted through Westoning, Flitwick, Steppingley and on to the A507. The police are asking any potential witnesses to contact them.

Serious crash shuts M1 in Bedfordshire

Police are at the scene of a serious crash which has closed part of the M1 in Bedfordshire.

Emergency crews were called at 6.46am following a collision involving a coach and a car between junction 12 and 13 of the northbound carriageway resulting in a number of serious injuries.

Drivers are being taken off the motorway at Junction 12 and will find diversion signs that direct them through Westoning, Flitwick, Steppingley and on to the A507. They are then signposted to Ridgmont and back to Junction 13.

The northbound carriageway only has been closed for a full collision investigation and diversions are being established. Motorists are advised that these diversions are likely to be in place for most of the day and to plan alternative routes.

Anyone who witnessed the collision can contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.


A1(M) closed for three junctions after serious collision

Police have closed a section of the A1(M) southbound in Hertfordshire after a serious collision near Welwyn Garden City.

The emergency services are at the scene, and traffic is being diverted between junction six for Welwyn, and junction four for Hatfield. The incident is causing severe congestion, and fire crews are asking drivers to avoid the area.

The Highways Agency advises those heading from the north down to London use the A14 eastbound and the M11 southbound instead.

Investigation continues after coach crash

A coach and a lorry collided on the A1 Credit: ITV News Anglia

Investigations are continuing after a coach and a lorry crashed on the A1 in Cambridgeshire.

It happened on the northbound carriageway near Buckden at about 5.30 yesterday morning.

Ambulance, police and fire crews were called to the scene. Thirteen people were taken to hospital - two of them with serious injuries. All were released yesterday.

The remaining passengers went to a temporary rest centre before continuing their journey from London to Newcastle. The northbound carriageway was blocked for most of the day.


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