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26 October 2020 06:48

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Huge 14 car M40 pile-up leaves 20 injured and 11 taken to hospital

The video will start in 8 Cancel Our free email newsletter sends you the biggest headlines from news, sport and showbiz Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email At least 11 people were rushed to hospital with "serious or minor injuries" following the multi-vehicle smash near Loudwater in Buckinghamshire. It is not yet known what caused the accident which left a huge tailback for motorists as ambulance and fire crews worked at the scene. An air ambulance also responded to the horrifying incident. The incident happened on the M40 southbound between junctions 4 (Handy Cross) and 3 (Loudwater) just before 6pm, reports the Bucks Free Press. Have you been affected by this story?

Email [email protected] The South Central Ambulance Service tweeted: "SCAS were called this evening at 17:44 to the M40 between junction 4 and 2 southbound, to a collision involving approximately 14 vehicles. Eleven people have been badly injured in a fourteen car pile up on the M40. Seven ambulances attended the scene assisting 20 casualties, 11 who sustained serious and minor injuries are were taken to Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham, Buckinghamshire. A South Central Ambulance Service spokesman said: 'SCAS were called this evening at 17:44 to the M40 between junction 4 and 2 southbound, to a collision involving approximately 14 vehicles. The incident took place on the M40 southbound between junctions 4 and 3, Handy Cross and Loudwater, at 5:44pm this evening.

Stock picture 'We had on scene seven ambulance crews, two paramedic officers, tactical advisor and two Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART). 'They have been assessing over 20 casualties, 11 have been taken to Wexham Park Hospital with serious or minor injuries. 'SCAS teams have been working alongside colleagues from Thames Valley Police and Buckinghamshire Fire to respond to this multi-vehicle collision.' Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service said in a statement earlier this evening: 'Crews are working to release two people who are trapped. Four to five miles of standing traffic London-bound.' Traffic has been slowed and delayed around the area (Picture: Highways England) Twenty people were injured after a 14-car pile-up on the M40 motorway this evening. Of them, eleven had to be taken to hospital from the crash in Buckinghamshire near Loudwater.

Exactly what caused the accident on the southbound carriageway just before 6pm is unknown, the Bucks Free Press reports. The South Central Ambulance Service tweeted: 'SCAS were called this evening at 5.44pm to the M40 between junction 4 and 2 southbound, to a collision involving approximately 14 vehicles. 'We had on scene seven ambulance crews, two paramedic officers, tactical advisor and two Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART). 'They have been assessing over 20 casualties, 11 have been taken to Wexham Park Hospital with serious or minor injuries. Advertisement 'SCAS teams have been working alongside colleagues from Thames Valley Police and Buckinghamshire Fire to respond to this multi-vehicle collision.' Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service tweeted: '5.47pm: Crews have been called to a report of a collision on the #M40 southbound between junctions 4 (Handy Cross) and 3 (Loudwater)'.

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The crash took place on the M40 southbound between junctions 4 and 2 in Buckinghamshire, nearby Loudwater, just before 6pm yesterday. The chaos has led to a five mile long tailback for drivers as first responders flocked to the scene. Of those injured, 11 were rushed to hospital for their injuries. Emergency services have not yet confirmed the cause of the collision, and are currently monitoring the situation. South Central Ambulance service tweeted: "A large number of our ambulance family attended the collision on the M40 tonight to care for over 20 casualties. We had on scene seven ambulance crews, two paramedic officers, tactical advisor, two @SCAS_HART teams, the critical care car from the Thames Valley. Air Ambulance and two off duty members of staff from a neighbouring Ambulance Trust and local hospital. "They have been assessing over 20 casualties, 11 have been taken to hospital with serious or minor injuries. "Other casualties were assessed at the scene by our crews but did not require hospital treatment. "A huge thank you to everyone who attended tonight." Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service said there was up to five miles of tailbacks after the southbound carriageway of the motorway was closed.