Reports of lane closed and slow traffic due to accident, two cars involved on M3 London bound at J2 M25, congestion on M3 to J3 A322 (Bagshot / Lightwater). Reports of a two car shunt in the outside lane.
There is queueing traffic after an accident, now on the hard shoulder on M3 Northbound at J13 A335 (Chandlers Ford), congestion to J14 M27. All lanes have been re-opened. The carriageway was partially blocked for a while before 7:35am after a two vehicle collision.
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.
– Andy Newton, Director of Clinical Operations
“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.”
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.'
One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident, four vehicles involved on M3 Northbound before J7 A30 (Basingstoke), congestion to J9 A34 (Winnal Roundabout). Lane three (of three) closed.
One lane closed and queueing traffic because of an accident involving four vehicles on M3 Northbound before J7 A30 (Basingstoke). There is congestion up to Winchester Services. Lane three of three is closed
M3 Northbound lane closed on exit slip road due to car fire at J11 A3090 / B3335 (Winchester South). Lane one (of two) is closed on the exit slip road. The car caught fire at around 10:50. No delays on the M3's main carriageway.
Earlier accident on M3 London bound between J4 A331 (Camberley) and J3 A322 (Bagshot / Lightwater) is cleared. Traffic was stopped in both directions whilst the air ambulance attended to an accident. Lane three (of three) has now re-opened.