M40 traffic accident today – The officials responded to the scene of the accident that resulted in serious traffic on M40. The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the officials as they try their best to get rid of debris caused by the collision on M40 today August 9, 2023. According to the officials, Lane three is closed due to the crash.
Traffic on M40 after multiple crash
On August 9, 2023, it is anticipated that the road will be opened and the traffic cause by the accident will be over between the hours of 9:30 and 09:45. An accident involving a vehicle that caused a significant diesel spill has led to the closure of the M40. The carriageway that travels in the southbound direction has been closed between Junction 10 (Cherwell Valley) and Junction 9.
According to National Highways, the leak was caused by a broken down lorry, and traffic is currently being rerouted away from the area. Inrix, a monitoring company based in Bicester, reports that there has been a “multi-vehicle crash on the road.”
Read also: Samuel Butler, Finlay Butler, Jack Johnson and Thomas Stewart died after accident
The cause of death of Samuel Butler, 6, Finlay Butler, 8, Jack Johnson, 10, and Thomas Stewart, 11, was determined to be drowning accident that happened in Babbs Mill park in Solihull, according to the findings of an inquest that took place in Birmingham. It was generally believed that the boys had been playing on the ice before to their fall through it. When the rescuers finally got them out of the cave, each one of them had already experienced a heart arrest.
As bystanders and police officers rushed to the scene, one officer was taken to the hospital for treatment of moderate hypothermia after he attempted to save the youngsters by punching a hole through the ice surrounding them. It was estimated that the temperature in the area had dropped to 1 degree Celsius at the time of the occurrence, and that it had dropped to -3 degrees Celsius overnight.
West Midlands Police DI James Edmonds said that they received many 999 calls beginning at 2:34 pm, and that the first officers arrived at the location at 2:43 pm. Officers formed a human chain from the bank’s edge to try to reach the spot where they thought the lads had fallen in, using their fists and batons to break through the ice despite being warned not to approach the water due to the effect of the cold on their bodies.
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