Investigation Needed After M1 Coach Crash Injures 36 Passengers

Lawyers Call For Lessons To Be Learned To Reduce Risk Of Future Incidents

06.05.2015

Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397

Specialist lawyers representing many victims of coach crashes have urged an urgent investigation so that lessons can be learned from an incident on the M1 which left 36 passengers injured yesterday.

A total of 36 people from Gateshead were injured when a coach crashed on the M1 between junction 29 and 29a in Derbyshire. The driver was airlifted to hospital with chest injuries while many others also needed hospital treatment but have since been discharged.

The coach, operated by National Holidays, was heading south to the midlands when the incident which also involved several other vehicles occurred at around 12.30pm.

Expert injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell currently represent more than 20 people injured when two buses collided in Durham last year as well as a large group of school children from Alvechurch in the midlands who were involved in a coach crash in the French Alps. They are helping the victims to access specialist rehabilitation treatment to maximise their recovery from their injuries.

Read more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise in coach crash related claims.