M23 crash leaves 34 injured as big 15-vehicle pile-up causes carnage

A horror rush hour automotive crash has left 34 individuals injured close to Gatwick Airport, with a minimum of 15 vehicles concerned within the incident.

The crash, which occurred on the M23 between Crawley and Horsham amid blistering winds and rain, is being attended by emergency companies who confirmed the street is closed in each instructions.

Members of the general public are requested to keep away from the scene of the crash, which can seemingly trigger “significant disruption” in accordance with Sussex Police who confirmed a number of casualties had been being handled by ambulance responders.

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A motorway closure was confirmed as emergency companies scrambled to the scene

They stated: “We have closed the M23 in each instructions between Junctions 10 and 11 following a critical collision this night.

“Emergency companies had been known as at round 5.40pm to a collision involving round 15 autos. The ambulance service is assessing and treating a number of casualties. We are asking the general public to keep away from the world at the moment and to anticipate important disruption. Thank you in your endurance whereas that is ongoing.”

Nobody is believed to have been killed in the crash. An eyewitness counted what they believe is 24 vehicles damaged in the crash. South East Coast Ambulance confirmed four people were taken to hospital with “non-life threatening” injuries and a further 30 patients are “being assessed for minor accidents”.

Roger Williams, who was driving down the M23 at the time of the incident, said other drivers had been speeding through a hail storm and “2 inches of ice”. South East Coast Ambulance, Sussex Police and West Sussex Fire and Rescue are all in attendance.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “We are at the moment in attendance at an RTC involving a number of autos between Junctions 10 and 11 of the M23 at Pease Pottage. Please keep away from the world.”

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance service said: “Following the multi-vehicle RTC on the M23 this night, we’ve taken 4 sufferers to hospital with believed to be non life-threatening accidents. An additional approx. 30 sufferers are being assessed for minor accidents and will likely be taken to hospital or discharged from our care.”

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