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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

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