During the early hours of Saturday, 26 August 2017, East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) joined other blue-light services in the response to a serious road traffic collision on the M1 near to Newport Pagnell.
The initial call to EMAS was received from South Central Ambulance Service at 03.27 hours, making us aware of the incident and the potential need for support. Shortly after that it was confirmed that EMAS resources would be required and we sent the following to the scene:
Other emergency ambulance support teams were also at the scene including South Central Ambulance Service, East of England Ambulance Service and Magpas Air Ambulance.
Keith Sharpe, East Midlands Ambulance Service National Inter-agency Liaison Officer at the incident said: “The road traffic collision on the M1 during the early hours of this morning was a very serious, tragic incident. My thoughts are with all who have been affected by it, and I offer my deepest sympathies to those who have lost a loved one.
“When we received the call at EMAS we responded as quickly as possible, sending our Hazardous Area Response Team paramedics, a doctor, medical first responders, and an ambulance crew from our Northamptonshire division.
“I attended as an inter-agency liaison officer to enable close working with all the other agencies on the scene.”
From the incident EMAS took a patient in an ambulance to hospital in Birmingham, accompanied by the Magpas Air Ambulance enhanced doctor and paramedic team.
The incident is the subject of a Thames Valley Police investigation and as such we are unable to make further comment at this time.
Anyone with any further information about this should call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 - quoting URN 203 of 26/8.