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A dozen Brits killed on UK roads over 72hrs.

16 February 2015 19:49


At least 12 people have been killed in separate road crashes across the United Kingdom over the past three days.

Three men died when a double-decker coach carrying people from Kent University collided with a broken-down car on the hard shoulder on Saturday morning.

The coach passengers, who said they were “lucky to be alive,” were travelling on the M1 to an event in Birmingham when the bus collided with the Audi A3 near Flitwick, Bedfordshire, Daily Mail reported Sunday.

In a separate accident just over an hour later, a 40 vehicle pile-up in thick fog on the M40 in Oxfordshire left one man dead and nearly 50 injured, and another person fighting for their life.

The crashes, closing two of the main motorways for traffic heading north from London, caused chaos for thousands of half-term holidaymakers on Saturday.

The collisions came as eight others were killed on Britain’s roads during the weekend’s deadly start to the half term holiday.

The large number of deaths at the weekend comes despite a halving in the number of fatalities on Britain’s roads, from 3,409 in 2000 to 1,713 in 2013.

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