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Pedestrian fights for life after being hit by vehicles on the M3 motorway

A pedestrian has been hit by a number of passing vehicles on a motorway in Hampshire. He is in Southampton General Hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident at Junction 12 of the northbound carriageway of the M3 at Otterbourne. It happened at 9.20pm on Monday 8th April 2013.

Hampshire Police are trying to trace two vehicles that may have been involved - a dark lorry, and a Renault car. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101.


Ambulance service issues statement about M3 crash

The South East Coast Ambulance Service have released a statement about their involvement in the recovery & rescue operation after a coach crash on the M3. The coach was carrying passengers to Southampton ahead of a cruise, when it left the southbound carriageway of the M3 by junction 4 at Fleet.

It happened at around 6.10pm on Sunday 6th January. In response the South East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation 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.

They were also assisted by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Ambulance clinicians and paramedics assessed forty people. Seven people were then treated and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. While other with a number of others assessed, treated and released at the scene.

“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.”

– Andy Newton, Director of Clinical Operations


M3 Crash update: Patients discharged from hospital

Overturned coach on the M3 left 8 people injured

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have released a statement about last night's coach crash on the M3:

'We can confirm that following the incident on the M3 yesterday evening three casualties were taken to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital's Emergency Department where they were assessed and treated. All patients have now been discharged.'

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