Police appeal after multiple crashes on M180 near Brigg

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Police are seeking witnesses to a series of crashes that happened on the M180 near Brigg yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, July 16).

At about 3.15pm a number of crashes happened within a tailback of traffic, following an incident involving an overturned caravan on the M180 eastbound between junction four and junction five.

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 rear of a white articulated Iveco lorry resulting in the driver of the yellow Volvo lorry being trapped in his cab.

The driver, a 34-year-old Immingham man, was released by the fire brigade and taken by air ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary.

The collision between the two lorries resulted in the entire three lanes of the motorway being blocked.

Within the tailback of traffic, a silver coloured Fiat Punto then collided with the rear of a blue Mercedes car and the rear of a blue articulated lorry.

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.

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

A 25-year-old Scunthorpe woman, travelling in the rear of the Punto, received a serious head injury and was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary by air ambulance.

She is described as being in a critical condition.

In a further collision, a green articulated lorry collided with a green rigid lorry, both drivers received minor injuries.

Police are appealing to witnesses who have not already provided their details to contact them on the non emergency number 101 quoting log 433 of July 16, 2013.