World M4 crash: Minibus victims from Prior’s Court, Thatcham Published 2 months ago on October 11, 2018 By Aldin Pinkott Share Tweet Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAerial footage shows the scene of the crash involving a minibus and lorry Two people who died in a crash involving a lorry and a minibus on the M4 motorway were from a school for people with autism, it has emerged. The victims were staff members at Prior’s Court School, and were travelling in the minibus. The eastbound carriageway of the M4 was closed for more than nine hours after the crash, in Berkshire, on Thursday. The school in Thatcham confirmed three young adults and three other members of staff were also in the minibus. The three staff members suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash, at 12:20 BST, and were taken to hospitals in Oxford and Bristol, South Central Ambulance Service said. Image copyright INS News Image caption The crash happened on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 In a statement, Prior’s Court said it was “devastated” about the crash, which happened on the eastbound carriageway between junction 14 at Hungerford and junction 13 at Newbury. Thames Valley Police have appealed for anyone who saw what happened or has dashcam footage to contact them. The young adults suffered less serious injuries and were taken to hospitals in Swindon and Reading. The lorry driver was also taken to hospital after suffering minor injuries. Image copyright INS News Image caption A lorry and minibus were involved in the crash Mike Robinson, Prior’s Court chief executive, said the young adults, who have severe autism, were on their way back after a regular work placement session when the crash happened. “I send my deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the two people who lost their lives,” he said. “At this time, there are three further staff members receiving treatment and my thoughts are very much with them and their families. “In such tragic circumstances, we are grateful that all the young people involved are safe and without serious injuries, and we will be doing everything we can to safeguard their wellbeing at hospital and upon their return.” The school said all those affected were receiving support from specialist police family liaison officers. Credit:BBC Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:Featured Up Next Windrush generation: Back home after 25 years Don't Miss Keira Knightley calls for mental health funding changes Continue Reading You may like Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Constantinople was unwise to antagonize Moscow, leading Orthodox theologian says Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics24 mins ago Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Not long before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle vowed to live a “life less stifled” and to “take a... Sports34 mins ago Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Giuseppe Marotta arrives to attend the draw for UEFA Champions League at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Giuseppe Marotta has... World36 mins ago Constantinople was unwise to antagonize Moscow, leading Orthodox theologian says The Patriarch of Constantinople was wrong to declare Ukraine no longer subject to the Russian Orthodox Church as the conflict... Business53 mins ago Data Sheet—These Bleak Times for Global Tech Companies Jobs for everyone. After a grueling public process involving bids from over 200 cities…oh, wait, no. Apple skipped all that... World1 hour ago Ian Naude: Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Ian Naude was being investigated for sex offences when he became a student officer... Most Read Tech1 week ago YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m Sports7 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports7 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?