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M62 minibus crash victims airlifted to hospital

Kevin Hodgson, director of operations at Great North Air Ambulance, said they had sent two air ambulances, which were joined by two from North West Air Ambulance and another two from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

He said one helicopter had already landed at Leeds General Infirmary and one was en route to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough - each with one patient on board.

"We do not know the exact state of the injuries, but certainly the patient en route to the James Cook Hospital was anaesthetised on scene by the doctor and paramedic."

– Kevin Hodgson, Great North Air Ambulance

Mr Hodgson said it was unlikely the aircraft would return to the scene, as there were enough resources there to deal with the casualties.

'Initial rescue phase on M62 now over'

Dave Walton, Assistant Chief Officer with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, has tweeted that the initial rescue phase for the M62 crash is now over, but that there is "more to do".

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Initial rescue phase on #m62 now over.difficult scene for all agencies.good effort from fire, police & amb - more to do though

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