Baby born on M25 after horrific car accident leaves 41 injured
A baby was born at the scene of M25 coach crash that injured 41 people, including seven children.
At around 4 pm on August 13, 2018, the coach crashed through a barrier and overturned on the M25 at J3 at Swanley in Kent, as reported by Daily Mail.
The owner of the overturned coach is the coach hire company Green's of London. The company confirmed that it was taking families back to London after a day out at the beach in Portsmouth.
Kent police took to Twitter to update that there were no serious injuries as a result of the crash.
Baby boy born in traffic after coach overturns on M25 motorway https://t.co/FPAHIKCk9e— HuffPost UK (@HuffPostUK) August 14, 2018
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They also delivered some other good news - a baby boy was born by the roadside as emergency crews worked to make the area safe.
"Pleased to update no serious injuries with overturned coach at junction 3 M25. Proud to see all emergency services working so effectively together. And just to make things interesting a baby boy was born at scene," the officers tweeted.
Pleased to update no serious injuries with overturned coach at junction 3 M25. Proud to see all emergency services working so effectively together. And just to make things interesting a baby boy was born at scene 👶🏻 @kentfirerescue @SECAmbulance @NPASRedhill #TEAMWORK GS/TJ pic.twitter.com/6vfBjosAV8— Kent Police RPU (@kentpoliceroads) August 13, 2018
It is unclear if the infant was born to one of the injured parties.
According to South East Coast Ambulance Service, there are 41 patients being treated after the accident.
Three other patients were taken to the hospital because they got more serious injuries.
The two hospitals - Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) in Orpington and the Kings College Trauma Centre in Denmark Hill - are believed to be treating the patients.
The accident, which was first reported by Kent Live, took place at junction three of the anti-clockwise exit slip road close to the Dartford Crossing.
After a car "left the carriageway, went down the adjacent embankment and then overturned," there was a six-mile tailback, said the Highways England.
As fire, police and ambulance crews attended the scene, the slip road and lanes one and two remain closed on the main M25 carriageway.