BREAKING: 8 DEAD, 4 Injured In HORRIFIC Crash… Here’s What We Know

A crash involving two trucks and a minibus on a British highway killed at least eight people on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.  (London News Pictures)



A crash involving two trucks and a minibus killed at least eight people and injured four others on a British highway Saturday.

The crash occurred on the M1 near Milton Keynes, a town in southern England. Police said the drivers of the two trucks were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. One of the men was also suspected of driving over the alcohol limit, Fox News reports.

The vehicles involved in the crash were all traveling in the same direction. Those killed and injured were all believed to be in the minibus.

The four injured, including one child, were taken to the hospital and were believed to have serious or life-threatening injuries, according to The Sun.

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Brett Smith, a witness of the crash, told The Sun he helped rescue a young girl confined in the minibus.


“A family has been destroyed. I held a little girl by her arms, trapped inside a vehicle, for a good hour or so with the emergency services and the fire service trying to help” Smith said.

“I’m walking home with a blanket that the ambulance service provided me to stay warm because the little girl has got my jacket to keep herself safe.”

Emergency services warned the crash could cause delays ahead of this weekend’s travels.

“Emergency services are continuing to work at the scene and road closures remain in place, Henry Parsons, the chief inspector from Thames Valley Police’s Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, stated. “We are aware there are a number of large scale events taking place this weekend and this closure is likely to have a significant impact on traffic disruption, so please allow extra time for your journey.”’

One of the trucks belonged to the mail courier company FedEx.

In a statement to The Independent, FedEx said: “We are aware of the tragic accident that occurred last night on the M1 motorway, junction 14 in the UK with a FedEx truck involved.

“Our deepest thoughts and concerns are with all of those involved.

“Safety is of the utmost importance to FedEx, and we are cooperating fully with authorities but have no further information at this time.”

So tragic.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

God Bless.

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