Three children die in UK crash

Tue, Dec 25, 2012, 00:00

Three children have died and two adults have been injured following a crash on a busy motorway in England.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said the three children - two boys and one girl - were travelling in a vehicle on the M6 that had crashed and overturned.

They suffered serious injuries and could not be saved, a spokesman said.

Two women who were also in the car were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

The crash happened on the northbound carriageway near junction 15 at around 11.25am.

A WMAS spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a single vehicle that had crashed and overturned.

“Three children that were travelling in the vehicle suffered serious injuries. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of ambulance crews, nothing could be done to save the two boys and one girl, and they were confirmed dead at the scene.

“Two adult women travelling in the car, both received emergency treatment at the scene for their injuries and were transferred by land ambulances to University Hospital North Staffordshire on blue lights for further treatment.

“All emergency services personnel worked seamlessly together at the scene in exceptionally difficult circumstances. Unfortunately, the outcome was not the one everyone would have hoped for.”

The motorway was closed in both directions following the incident and traffic was diverted to other routes.

PA