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Three men arrested after car crash involving eight people including two children

One woman remains in 'serious' condition after Birkby crash

Three men have been arrested after a crash which left a woman fighting for her life.

All three were held on suspicion of dangerous driving after the two-car crash in the centre of Birkby .

A second woman was also badly hurt but two youngsters in the back of one of the cars escaped injury.

Police sealed off the scene for several hours on Thursday evening after the crash as a major investigation was launched.

Now they are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The incident occurred around 7.30pm when a blue Vauxhall Corsa and silver Ford Focus were in collision at the junction of Blacker Road, St Johns Road and Wheathouse Road in Huddersfield.

The junction is a crossroads governed by traffic lights.

The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, a 24-year-old woman, was treated at the scene and then taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with serious injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

The front seat passenger, also a 24-year-old woman, was treated at the scene by Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics and then taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

She remains in a “serious” condition in hospital.

RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby
RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby

Two children who were passengers in the Corsa were uninjured.

Firefighters, police and five ambulances rushed to the incident.

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Huddersfield fire watch commander, Andy Rose, attended with one of his crews and one from Rastrick .

“It was a serious collision.

“We had to cut out several people but managed to get the children out without doing this by going through the back.”

RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby
RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby

Det Con Sam Davies, of West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area on Thursday evening and may have seen either vehicle prior to the incident, or witnessed the collision itself to come forward.

“Information can be passed to the Major Collision Enquiry Team by calling 101.”

The three men aged 24, 29 and 35 have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remain in police custody.

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