Investigation underway as 17 injured in Oxford coach crash

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Investigation underway as 17 injured in Oxford coach crash

13th December 2010

Thames Valley Police are continuing to investigate the incident in which a coach overturned on the M40 in Oxfordshire, leaving 17 people injured.

One person was thrown clear of the coach and another had to be freed from the wreckage after the incident on Saturday night. Some passengers were treated for minor injuries at the scene, while the driver was among those taken to nearby John Radcliffe Hospital.

Matthew Claxson, a specialist in road collision injuries with Fentons Solicitors LLP, said that initial reports suggested the double-decker was travelling from London to Oxford when it left the road at the northbound exit of junction seven, near Thame. It then crashed through a barrier before rolling onto its side down an embankment.

"There were 33 passengers on board at the time, and half of them sustained injuries when it crashed," said Matthew, a partner with the firm. "The first news reports described passengers crying and calling for help when the vehicle left the road - it must have been a terrifying ordeal when the bus toppled over," he said.

"The police have already said they do not believe any other vehicle was involved, and they are currently investigating whether the coach took a different exit off the motorway than normal," said Matthew. "It is vital for all of those who were injured in the crash that the investigation uncovers the cause of this incident as soon as possible.

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