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M62 Crash Bride-To-Be, Stefanie Firth, May Never Walk Again

28/04/2013 15:21 BST | Updated 28/04/2013 18:19 BST

The bride-to-be injured when the minibus carrying her hen party collided with a lorry on Friday my never walk again, reports the Sun.

Stefanie Firth, 24, suffered massive spinal injuries in the crash which killed her friend Bethany Jones, 18.

Her fiance, Gary Leafe, 28, is at her bedside with doctors warning she may require another operation.

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The scene of the crash

In total 21 women were injured after the group set out from nearby South Elmsall to travel to Liverpool.

The driver of the lorry was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail, West Yorkshire Police said.

The crash, which happened at about 11.30am, left the minibus on its side across a carriageway and luggage strewn across the motorway.

Six air ambulances were called to the scene, close to junction 32 on the westbound carriageway, and four took casualties to nearby hospitals.

Firefighters called the crash "the worst they had seen in a number of years", Dave Walton, assistant chief fire officer at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said.