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Road Traffic Collision – M62 Junction 32 Westbound (Castleford, West Yorkshire)

26 April 2013

Updated at 17.00

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust said:

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: “We received an emergency call at 11.31 today (Friday 26 April 2013) to reports of a serious collision between a mini-coach and an HGV at junction 32 of the M62, close to Castleford, West Yorkshire.

“Due to the scale of the incident we enacted our Major Incident Plan and dispatched a significant number of resources to the scene including ambulances, our Hazardous Area Response Team, doctors and air ambulances.

“Ambulance clinicians provided treatment to patients at the scene and worked closely with emergency service colleagues.  Final confirmation of casualties is 20 patients who were treated and transported to hospital and one fatality. Seven of the casualties are considered to have serious injuries.

“Our thoughts are with all those involved and their families. Thank you to all of our staff and emergency service colleagues for their help at this incident."

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