Minibus crash closes two lanes of M40

TWO lanes of the M40 are closed after a minibus overturned on the southbound carriageway.

The first and second lanes are closed between junction nine and junction 10 after the crash at around 5pm.

An air ambulance was on the scene along with paramedics, who took two people to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

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9:02am Mon 26 Nov 12

Cathena says...

A lot of vehicles seem to be overturning these days - careless driving?
A lot of vehicles seem to be overturning these days - careless driving? Cathena
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3:05pm Mon 26 Nov 12

redstone says...

Another mini bus overturning on the M40? Why ??
Another mini bus overturning on the M40? Why ?? redstone
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4:46pm Mon 26 Nov 12

King Joke says...

redstone wrote:
Another mini bus overturning on the M40? Why ??
Why? Because they let idiots drive. Licences are handed out like sweets to people who can behave themselves for twenty minutes with an examiner in the car, and spend the rest of their lives carrying on with scant regard for the safety of others.

Given that this was on a motorway, where all you have to do is drive in a sodding straight line, I suspect this crash was caused by texting or otherwise fiddling with a mobile phone. I see someone do this on an almost daily basis.
[quote][p][bold]redstone[/bold] wrote: Another mini bus overturning on the M40? Why ??[/p][/quote]Why? Because they let idiots drive. Licences are handed out like sweets to people who can behave themselves for twenty minutes with an examiner in the car, and spend the rest of their lives carrying on with scant regard for the safety of others. Given that this was on a motorway, where all you have to do is drive in a sodding straight line, I suspect this crash was caused by texting or otherwise fiddling with a mobile phone. I see someone do this on an almost daily basis. King Joke
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8:40pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Doodles99 says...

Your comments are valuable, however, I was 100 yds behind the accident yesterday, a car tried to undertake the minibus because people were impatient and speeding. The minibus driver never stood a chance & went straight into the back of the car, catapulting him into the air at about 45 degrees to about 20 ft high. The minibus then overturned in midair & impacted the carriageway upside down before sliding into the hard shoulder. It's a miracle that no one was killed.
The problem was speed & impatience.
Even when I drove back on the M40 today, folk were tailgating other cars in the rain at 80mph. ...... and, lo & behold, another car had hit the back of someone and then the barrier.
My wife's grandad had a lovely saying. Better to be a little late in this world then too early for the next.
Please drive safely guys, leave a little gap & remember, everyone wants to get home, in one piece.
Your comments are valuable, however, I was 100 yds behind the accident yesterday, a car tried to undertake the minibus because people were impatient and speeding. The minibus driver never stood a chance & went straight into the back of the car, catapulting him into the air at about 45 degrees to about 20 ft high. The minibus then overturned in midair & impacted the carriageway upside down before sliding into the hard shoulder. It's a miracle that no one was killed. The problem was speed & impatience. Even when I drove back on the M40 today, folk were tailgating other cars in the rain at 80mph. ...... and, lo & behold, another car had hit the back of someone and then the barrier. My wife's grandad had a lovely saying. Better to be a little late in this world then too early for the next. Please drive safely guys, leave a little gap & remember, everyone wants to get home, in one piece. Doodles99
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8:32am Tue 27 Nov 12

King Joke says...

Doodles, your reports actually rather prove my point - all these incidents are caused by idiocy and it's far to easy to earn, and retain, a driving licence these days.

All of these idiots need a few months' ban to focus their minds on behaving sensibly.

Motorways are by far the safest roads, if used as designed. If people are too arrogantt, impatient or incompetent to use their vehicles correctly then they need the privelege withdrawn.
Doodles, your reports actually rather prove my point - all these incidents are caused by idiocy and it's far to easy to earn, and retain, a driving licence these days. All of these idiots need a few months' ban to focus their minds on behaving sensibly. Motorways are by far the safest roads, if used as designed. If people are too arrogantt, impatient or incompetent to use their vehicles correctly then they need the privelege withdrawn. King Joke
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11:18am Tue 27 Nov 12

Pavinder Msvarensy says...

Doodles I do not really understand your comment. If somebody undertook me, then the result would be the same as if somebody overtook me, they would pass me and be speeding away from me, I would not go into the back of them, or did the mini-bus see somebody trying to undertake him, become angry at it and pulled over as many drivers do, causing an accident. If somebody wants to undertake you let them, it is the safest option.
Doodles I do not really understand your comment. If somebody undertook me, then the result would be the same as if somebody overtook me, they would pass me and be speeding away from me, I would not go into the back of them, or did the mini-bus see somebody trying to undertake him, become angry at it and pulled over as many drivers do, causing an accident. If somebody wants to undertake you let them, it is the safest option. Pavinder Msvarensy
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11:45am Tue 27 Nov 12

Doodles99 says...

As far as I remember, the car undertook the minibus & then was forced to brake as she was too close to the car in front, then the minibus went straight into the back of her, causing it to climb into the air.
Hope that helps.
Guess letting someone undertake doesn't always pay off when you don't see them and then they slam their brakes.
As far as I remember, the car undertook the minibus & then was forced to brake as she was too close to the car in front, then the minibus went straight into the back of her, causing it to climb into the air. Hope that helps. Guess letting someone undertake doesn't always pay off when you don't see them and then they slam their brakes. Doodles99
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12:38pm Tue 27 Nov 12

boxfish says...

Over the last year, when I've been travelling on the X90, on three occasions it was only thanks to the excellent driving skills of Oxford Bus Company drivers that an accident was avoided when an idiot driver thought it a good idea to undertake the coach and move into the middle lane ahead of it.
Over the last year, when I've been travelling on the X90, on three occasions it was only thanks to the excellent driving skills of Oxford Bus Company drivers that an accident was avoided when an idiot driver thought it a good idea to undertake the coach and move into the middle lane ahead of it. boxfish
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1:32pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Doodles99 says...

I agree Boxfish. I think its pretty tough for drivers of some large vehicles to see cars when they undertake, especially when it's dark & raining.
Every time we make our own rules up on the motorway, we put ours and others lives at risk!
I agree Boxfish. I think its pretty tough for drivers of some large vehicles to see cars when they undertake, especially when it's dark & raining. Every time we make our own rules up on the motorway, we put ours and others lives at risk! Doodles99
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1:32pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Doodles99 says...

I agree Boxfish. I think its pretty tough for drivers of some large vehicles to see cars when they undertake, especially when it's dark & raining.
Every time we make our own rules up on the motorway, we put ours and others lives at risk!
I agree Boxfish. I think its pretty tough for drivers of some large vehicles to see cars when they undertake, especially when it's dark & raining. Every time we make our own rules up on the motorway, we put ours and others lives at risk! Doodles99
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1:32pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Doodles99 says...

I agree Boxfish. I think its pretty tough for drivers of some large vehicles to see cars when they undertake, especially when it's dark & raining.
Every time we make our own rules up on the motorway, we put ours and others lives at risk!
I agree Boxfish. I think its pretty tough for drivers of some large vehicles to see cars when they undertake, especially when it's dark & raining. Every time we make our own rules up on the motorway, we put ours and others lives at risk! Doodles99
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1:33pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Doodles99 says...

I agree Boxfish. I think its pretty tough for drivers of some large vehicles to see cars when they undertake, especially when it's dark & raining.
Every time we make our own rules up on the motorway, we put ours and others lives at risk!
I agree Boxfish. I think its pretty tough for drivers of some large vehicles to see cars when they undertake, especially when it's dark & raining. Every time we make our own rules up on the motorway, we put ours and others lives at risk! Doodles99
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5:38pm Thu 13 Dec 12

bringin12 says...

Doodles99 wrote:
Your comments are valuable, however, I was 100 yds behind the accident yesterday, a car tried to undertake the minibus because people were impatient and speeding. The minibus driver never stood a chance & went straight into the back of the car, catapulting him into the air at about 45 degrees to about 20 ft high. The minibus then overturned in midair & impacted the carriageway upside down before sliding into the hard shoulder. It's a miracle that no one was killed.
The problem was speed & impatience.
Even when I drove back on the M40 today, folk were tailgating other cars in the rain at 80mph. ...... and, lo & behold, another car had hit the back of someone and then the barrier.
My wife's grandad had a lovely saying. Better to be a little late in this world then too early for the next.
Please drive safely guys, leave a little gap & remember, everyone wants to get home, in one piece.
Hi doodles, I was one of the passengers in the overturned minibus and need to give details of a witness. Would you kindly be able to help?
[quote][p][bold]Doodles99[/bold] wrote: Your comments are valuable, however, I was 100 yds behind the accident yesterday, a car tried to undertake the minibus because people were impatient and speeding. The minibus driver never stood a chance & went straight into the back of the car, catapulting him into the air at about 45 degrees to about 20 ft high. The minibus then overturned in midair & impacted the carriageway upside down before sliding into the hard shoulder. It's a miracle that no one was killed. The problem was speed & impatience. Even when I drove back on the M40 today, folk were tailgating other cars in the rain at 80mph. ...... and, lo & behold, another car had hit the back of someone and then the barrier. My wife's grandad had a lovely saying. Better to be a little late in this world then too early for the next. Please drive safely guys, leave a little gap & remember, everyone wants to get home, in one piece.[/p][/quote]Hi doodles, I was one of the passengers in the overturned minibus and need to give details of a witness. Would you kindly be able to help? bringin12
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