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Coach driver dies after veering across three lanes during ‘medical episode’

Coach driver dies after veering across three lanes during ‘medical episode’

Thames Valley Police are now appealing for any witnesses of the crash to come forward

A coach driver sadly lost his life after veering across three lanes on the motorway during during what police suspect was a 'medical episode'.

The incident unfolded at approximately 8.55am on Sunday, 5 September, on the M25.

Thames Valley Police explained that the 78-year-old driver veered across the lanes before hitting the central reservation and stopping on the hard shoulder near junction 14 for the M4.

Emergency services rushed to the crash site, but despite efforts from the South Central Ambulance Service he died at the scene.

The crash unfolded on the M25 on Sunday.
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Authorities confirmed that six people aboard the Mercedes-Benz coach, including four women and two teenage girls, had minor injuries but did not need hospital treatment.

Thames Valley Police are now appealing to the public for any witnesses with information about the incident to come forward but stated that it is not being treated as suspicious.

Officers also shared their condolences with the driver and his loved ones.

Investigating officer PC Jonathan Housby, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: "Firstly, our thoughts are with the man's loved ones and everyone else involved in this road traffic collision.

"It is thought to have been caused by a medical episode and is not being treated as suspicious at this time."

He continued: "I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident to please come forward.

"I'd also ask anyone with a dash-cam who was in the area just prior to or at the time of the collision to check any footage in case it has captured something that could help our investigation.

Police are now calling on any witnesses to come forward.
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"You can make a report online, or by calling 101, quoting reference 43220397531.

"Alternatively, contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website."

LADbible has contacted Thames Valley Police for a comment.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677 

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