M6 Crash: Two Women Injured In Christmas Crash That Killed Three Expected To Leave Hospital

26/12/2012 14:02 GMT

Two women injured in a car crash which killed two brothers and an adult on the M6 motorway on Christmas Day are to be discharged from hospital.

Two brothers aged four and 10 and a female passenger died when their car overturned near junction 15 for Stoke-on-Trent at about 11.25am, on Christmas. Their mother is thought to have survived the crash.

The woman, 32, is believed to have been travelling from the Thames Valley area.

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A general view of the scene of a crash on the M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 14, near Stafford, and 15

Another female passenger was injured and taken to hospital, along with the woman believed to be the boys' mother, for further assessment and treatment.

A spokesman for the University Hospital of North Staffordshire said: "The patients will be leaving hospital later today."

The crash, which happened between junction 14 and junction 15 near Stoke-on-Trent at about 11.30am yesterday, closed both carriages for several hours while emergency services were on the scene.


A policeman with a bag of items removed from the crashed car at the scene on the M6 northbound carriageway

The crash closed both carriages for several hours while emergency services, including two air ambulances, were at the scene. Police said the crash involved a red Ford Focus.

Chief superintendent Martin Evans said emergency service staff had worked through the "sad" and "exceptionally difficult circumstances" at the roadside.

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The motorway was closed in both directions after the crash

"Unfortunately the outcome is extremely tragic and our thoughts are with the family of those who have died," he said.

Police have made a public appeal for witnesses to try to piece together what happened.

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