Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Surrey A3 Coach Crash leaves 3 Dead and 50 Injured

A tour coach returning from the Bestival festival has crashed in Surrey, leaving three people dead and all 50 survivors injured.

A spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust said: "A total of 50 patients, some of whom have serious injuries, have been taken to hospitals across the region."

The vehicle veered off the road and hit a tree on an embankment of the northbound side of the A3 near Hindhead.

The accident happened at 11.50pm last night between the northern end of the Hindhead tunnel and the exit for Thursley.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved and the northbound carriageway is expected to remain closed until around 4pm.

Inspector Richard Mallett, speaking at the scene to Sky News, said the coach had been full. Read More