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National Express Coach Accident on M1 Leaves 30 People Injured

Milton Keynes National Express coach accident


The driver of a National Express coach which overturned at an M1 service area injuring 30 people was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving.

The National Express bus clipped a kerb and rolled over as it entered Newport Pagnell services, Buckinghamshire, at about 4pm on 3rd September 2007.

There were 33 passengers on the Birmingham to Stansted coach, and Thames Valley Police confirmed that 30 of them were hurt, six seriously. Injured passengers were taken to hospitals in Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford.

Police made the arrest after the driver was cut from the wreckage.

Solicitor Gary Walker from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors who specialises in coach accidents and group actions commented: "In the immediate aftermath of the accident, whilst the primary concern is for the passengers the investigators will already be looking to establish the cause for the accident.

"They will be looking at issues around the cause of the accident, how it could have been avoided and who if anyone is responsible. Accidents on the road are far too common and Irwin Mitchell represents many injured parties who have been badly injured and unable to work as a result."

Victims wishing to seek legal advice following a coach accident can contact Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for further information on: 0370 1500 100

Alternatively, fill in our online claims form for free advice.