There has been a serious crash on the B3400 where a double decker bus has overturned. It is believed to be the 76 service.

The bus is reported to have been overturned on a bend one mile east of Deane near Oakley Hall.

The first ambulance arriving at 12.10pm. with reports of 10 being sent to attend the scene. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance along with the Air Ambulance and Rapid Response vehicles and the Hazardous Area Response Team

The Ambulance Service has said:
“This incident may affect our ability to respond as quickly to patients with less serious illnesses or injuries.”

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The Ambulance Service had added:

“We took two patients with life-threatening injuries to the major trauma unit at University Hospital Southampton; three patients with serious injuries to University Hospital Southampton; six patients with minor injuries were taken to North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke; we also took three uninjured children to North Hampshire Hospital as a place of safety because they were unaccompanied on the bus at the time of the accident.
A further seven patients were assessed and discharged at the scene as uninjured.”

Drivers are also using surround lanes to avoid.

The B3400 is expected to be closed for some time.

No other information available at present.


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