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UK News British tourists among 33 injured in horror coach crash in France

19:35  03 november  2019
19:35  03 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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BRIT tourists are among 33 injured after a London-bound coach was involved in a horror crash in northern France today. Four of the victims suffered The crash reportedly happened when the vehicle hit a safety rail on the busy A1 motorway between Amiens and Saint-Quentin just before noon today.

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a pile of luggage sitting on top of a grass covered field: The Flexibus coach overturned on route from Paris to London © AFP via Getty Images The Flexibus coach overturned on route from Paris to London

British travellers are believed among the 33 people injured in a horrific coach crash in northern France.

Four of victims on the FlexiBus coach sustained serious injuries when the vehicle veered out of its lane, smashed through a barrier and down a verge onto its side, the Mirror online reported .

The coach departed Paris for London with passengers from the UK, France, the US, Spain, Australia, the Netherlands, Romania and Russia, reports added.

Firefighters cut their way into the back of the stricken coach to free some of the injured passengers who were trapped inside.

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British nationals are among 33 people injured after a bus travelling from Paris to London overturned in northern France , the UK embassy has confirmed. The Flixbus vehicle rolled on to its side as it took an exit near Amiens on the A1 motorway, France 's busiest route, on Sunday morning, AFP reports.

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The incident occurred at a bend on the A1 motorway, near Saint-Quentin, Somme, just before 12pm local time on Sunday.

The driver and all 32 passengers were injured, and victims were taken to a number of local hospitals, the Courrier Picard newspaper reported.

a truck that is sitting in the grass: Emergency services respond to the incident which took place on the A1 motorway near Berny-en-Santerre, northern France © AFP via Getty Images Emergency services respond to the incident which took place on the A1 motorway near Berny-en-Santerre, northern France

Four patients who suffered serious injuries were in hospital in Amiens.

A major incident was declared by the emergency services, with about 50 firefighters, 30 police officers and 10 ambulances sent to the scene.

The bus veered out of its lane at a bend, crashed into the guardian and rolled onto its side, Courrier Picard reported.

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The motorway was wet at the time, but it was unclear whether surface and/or weather conditions were a factor.

Photos show the coach on its side with a smashed windscreen.

FlixBus sent a replacement coach to take passengers to London if they were well enough to continue the journey.

The firm set up an emergency number (+33 80030013730) and email address (specialcare@flixbus.com) for passengers and their loved ones.

The crash happened at Exit 13 of the A1 motorway, which was closed for several hours, at Estrees-Déniécourt.

Police are probing the cause of the crash.

A FlixBus spokesman told Mirror Online: " FlixBus regrets to confirm that, according to the most recent information available, a long-distance bus on its scheduled route from Paris to London from our local partner operating on behalf of FlixBus was involved in an accident today, Sunday November 3, at approximately at 12pm near Ablaincourt-Pressoir.

"According to the latest findings, there were 32 passengers and one bus driver on board.

"Injured passengers were taken to local hospitals; those not requiring medical attention are being taken care of by local authorities.

"FlixBus is in close contact with the relevant authorities in order to determine the exact cause of the accident and to ensure all passengers receive appropriate support.

"An emergency phone number is available for the passengers and their relatives."

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Glasgow University student Jamie Kerr, 20, and his girlfriend Gemma Given were both taken to hospital for head and hand injuries after the crash.Ten British tourists were seriously injured when the coach departing from Paris to London skidded out of its lane and travelled down a verge before rolling onto its side on the A1, east of Amiens.

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