8 Injured in Holiday Accident Smash

Four British children including a 13-month old baby had a lucky escape after their family camper van was involved in a high-speed collision while on holiday. 

The children and their family were returning home from a motoring break in Britain when their van was involved in a three-vehicle pile-up in Scotland. 

The driver of a separate van that was also involved in the accident was rushed to hospital where it is believed that he is currently fighting for his life. 

A total of 8 people were treated in hospital after the holiday accident including three adults. 

It is believed that the smash happened around 3am between Newton Steward and Creeton in Dumfries and Galloway.

A lorry which was being driven by a 57-year-old man was also involved in the incident but he did not suffer any serious injuries. 

Police arriving at the scene found both the camper van and another commercial van had sustained serious damage in the head-on collision. 

Fire crews had to use specialist cutting equipment to free the commercial van driver. He was then airlifted to hospital. 

The 42-year-old driver of the van who is originally from Poland, was first treated at the scene by paramedics before being airlifted 50 miles to the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary by Helimed. 

A spokesperson for the police said, “We are investigating the cause of the accident fully but can’t say for definite what caused the crash but all aspects are being looking into.”

The road was closed for 15 hours while debris was cleared. 

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