Drunk coach driver arrested after crash injures at least 30

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Monday, September 3, 2007

A National Express Coach similar to the one involved in the crash.
Image: Oxyman..

The driver of a National Express coach has been arrested on suspicion of Drunk Driving and Dangerous Driving after his coach clipped the curb and overturned, hitting a lamp post and tree, at Newport Pagnell services, in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, at around 16:00 BST.

Six of the 33 passengers were seriously injured and another 24 sustained minor injuries on the 777 service carrying holiday makers from Birmingham to London Stansted. First Aid was administered by the staff at the services before the 15 ambulances and 4 air ambulances arrived at the scene.

After firefighters arrived at the scene it took them 40 minutes to remove the driver from the wreckage on the entrance slip to the services and the scene remains closed as investigation work continues.

It is the second recent incident involving a National Express coach, the previous involving the overturning of a double decker coach which caused the death of three passengers.

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Relatives can contact a casualty helpline on 0800 056 0146 (+44 20 71580198 from outside the UK).


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