Doncaster teenager ‘serious’ after motorway crash

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A 16-year-old Doncaster girl was seriously injured and a young child taken to hospital today after a people carrier flipped over on the M6 near Carlisle in Cumbria.

The crash happened just before 7.30am between junction 43 at Rosehill and Kingstown.

A group of six people from Doncaster, including two adults, two teenagers, and two younger children, were in the Toyota Granvia, which was travelling north, at the time.

Paul Dean, watch manager at Carlisle fire station, said the vehicle flipped over on its side and slid for about 100 yards before hitting a crash barrier. No other vehicles were involved.

A 16-year-old girl suffered serious head, pelvic and chest injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and a younger child suffered a large bump on the head.

The driver, a 46-year-old woman, and three other people involved suffered shock and minor injuries.

Two lanes of the motorway were closed until this afternoon.