Bus driver, 78, dies in M25 crash after suffering medical episode

Bus driver, 78, dies in M25 crash after ‘suffering a medical episode’ and driving across three lanes into the median – as six teenagers also suffer minor injuries

  • The Mercedes-Benz bus crashed near junction 14 for the M4 this morning
  • The driver suffered a suspected medical incident and died at the scene
  • Six teenage girls sustained minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment
  • Thames Valley Police are not currently treating the crash as suspicious

A 78-year-old bus driver died in a crash on the M25 after suffering “a medical episode” and driving over three lanes into the median today.

Six teenage girls were also injured but did not require hospital treatment.

The Mercedes-Benz coach pulled up on the shoulder of the busy motorway near junction 14 for the M4 and Heathrow Airport at around 8.55am.

The driver, a 78-year-old man, suffered a suspected medical episode and sadly died at the scene, despite the efforts of the South Central Ambulance Service.

Thames Valley Police are looking for witnesses to the crash.

Investigating Officer PC Jonathan Housby, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “First of all, our thoughts are with the man’s loved ones and everyone else involved in this road traffic accident.

“It is believed to have been caused by a medical episode and is not currently being treated as suspicious.

“I am asking all witnesses to this incident to come forward.

“I would also ask anyone with a dash cam who was in the area just before or at the time of the collision to review the footage if it picked up anything that might help our investigation.”

“You can make a report online or by calling 101 quoting the reference number 43220397531.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the Crimestoppers website.”

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Emma Colton

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