Woman injured in M180 crash fights for life

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A woman who was seriously injured in a collision on the M180 on Tuesday afternoon remains in a critical condition in intensive care at Hull Royal Infirmary today.

Danielle Thompson, 25, of Scunthorpe, was travelling as a rear seat passenger in a silver coloured Fiat Punto when it was in collision with a blue Mercedes car and subsequently the rear of a blue articulated lorry.

She was flown by air ambulance to hospital and is being treated for head injuries.

The Punto driver, a 19-year-old Scunthorpe woman, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital where she received treatment and was later released.

A 23-year-old Scunthorpe woman, who was the front seat passenger in the Punto, suffered a possible fracture to the collar bone and was taken to hospital for assessment.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “The family of Danielle Thompson are obviously very concerned about her condition.”

The collision was one of a number that happened in tailbacks on the motorway following an earlier incident involving an overturned caravan at 3.15pm.

The caravan was being towed by an Alfa Romeo when it became detached from the car and overturned in lane one.

Police attended the scene and lanes one and two were closed to allow recovery of the caravan.

In the subsequent build up of traffic, a yellow curtain sided articulated Volvo lorry collided with the back of a white articulated Iveco lorry.

The driver of the yellow Volvo, a 34-year-old Immingham man, was left trapped in his cab and had to be released by the fire brigade and taken by air ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary.

Meanwhile investigations into the incident are ongoing and anyone who has information but has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 referring to log 433 of 16 July 2013.