Woman Dies in Minibus and Lorry Crash on M62 Near Wakefield
1:18pm 26th April 2013
(Updated 12:17am 27th April 2013)
A woman has died after a crash on the M62 near Wakefield between a lorry and a minibus at 11.30 this morning.
The minibus had 20 women from South Elmsall as passengers, they were heading to a hen party in Liverpool.
The lorry driver, a local man, has been arrested in connection with the incident.
One air ambulance landed at Leeds General Infirmary with a patient, in total six air ambulances have been called out.
Currently two lanes westbound are closed at junction 32 and drivers are being told to avoid the area.
Anyone who has concerns about loved ones is being urged to contact West Yorkshire Police on 101.
A spokesperson for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: “We received an emergency call at 11.31 today 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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