A coach returning from Bestival Festival has been involved in a major crash, smashing into a tree and leaving three festival goers dead and up to 50 wounded. The crash happened last night (September 10th) at the entrance of the Hindhead Tunnel, Surrey. According to BBC News "Insp Richard Mallett said the vehicle had suffered a "significant impact". The website goes on to quote Mallet:
"I understand the road was dry. We cannot see any reason that the road conditions would have had any effect on what occurred."
Surrey Police Assistant Chief Constable Jerry Kirkby added
"This has been declared a major incident and we are working with our colleagues from the other emergency services and other partner agencies to provide a co-ordinated response in line with agreed protocols.
"Our thoughts remain with the relatives of the dead and the injured at this time and we are working very hard to notify their next of kin."
The coach was heading North, returning to Merseyside. As yet yet the deceased have not been named. If your concerned about friends or relatives travelling on the coach, a casualty helpline has been set up by Surrey Police on 0800 056 0154. We'll put up more news when we can.