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Last Updated: Monday, 3 September 2007, 22:57 GMT 23:57 UK
In pictures: M1 coach crash

Crashed coach at M1 services

A National Express coach from Birmingham to Stansted Airport overturned as it entered Newport Pagnell services on the M1 at about 1600BST on Monday.

Crashed coach at M1 services (Pic: John Fearnside)

The bus hit a lamppost and a tree just after leaving the motorway's southbound carriageway in Buckinghamshire. John Fearnside took this picture of the scene.

Crashed coach at M1 services

There were 33 passengers on board. Thirty were injured, six seriously. Staff at the Welcome Break service station gave first aid as they waited for ambulances to arrive.

Air ambulance at scene of M1 coach crash (Pic: John Fearnside)

Three air ambulances were called to the scene. John Fearnside saw this police helicopter take off to make space for paramedics to land.

Scene of coach crash at M1 services (Pic:Simon Seymour-Griffiths)

Simon Seymour-Griffiths looked on as fire crews used cutting equipment to free passengers and the driver. Others on board escaped through one of the coach's skylights.

Scene of coach crash at M1 services

Police later arrested the coach driver on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving.




SEE ALSO
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