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Major Incident: Supercar Race Ends in Fiery Chaos

Major Incident: Supercar Race Ends in Fiery Chaos
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Fire BrigadeNational Health ServiceMetropolitan Police
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London Fire BrigadeLFB Fire Rescue UnitLondon Ambulance ServiceHazardous Area Response TeamHelicopter Emergency Medical ServiceEmergency Response TeamRoads Transport Policing Command

London, 09/01/2024 - A high-speed race event between multiple supercars turned into catastrophic incident last night on the Racetrack at postal 400. The incident resulted in a major collision between multiple vehicles triggering a rapid and coordinated response from various emergency services.

At 20:45, emergency services were alerted about an incident and drew immediate attention from the London Fire Brigade (LFB), Fire Rescue Unit (FRU), Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC), London Ambulance Service (LAS), Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), and the Emergency Response Team (ERT). All were mobilised to the said incident rapidly.

On arrival, multiple supercars were engulfed in flames as LFB struggled to contain these large fires, A minimum of 6 casualties were spotted and immediately requested HART paramedics to assist in extracting these casualties. The situation prompted LFB Station Officer J_xx to declare a major incident, mobilising all necessary resources to contain the fire and manage the casualties.

LAS and HART collaborated closely to extricate and treat the victims, while FRU used specialist tools to extricate trapped individuals. Simultaneously, six firefighters donning breathing apparatus bravely entered the hot zone to extinguish the raging fires. LFB Firefighters ensured the safety of all vehicles on the scene by disconnecting batteries and cooling hot spots to prevent potential re-ignition of fires, and used specialised equipment to manage fuel and oil spills.

A team of Crash Investigation Unit from RTPC liaised and collaborated with LFB firefighters aiming to unravel the circumstances leading to the fiery incident.

Statement from LAS (TL6) Aiden W:-

At approximately 20:45pm LAS/LFB were called to an incident which required a large multi agency response which involved Vehicle collisions and pedestrians hit by 2 vehicles. Upon arrival to the scene myself and TL5 Connor noticed that approximately 6 vehicles had set on fire with 7-8 casualties trapped around the burning vehicles. After noticing the rough number of casualties a METHANE was declared alongside triage mats being set up ensuring all casualties are being treat by and responding paramedics. Specialist resources such as HART and FRU arrived to ensure those involved were rapidly extracted and treated. However with all the efforts put in by both the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade 3 individuals were declared life extinct due to injuries incompatible with life

Reported by (JO2) J_xx