Car crash horror leaves 11 injured and one fighting for life as teen arrested


Police rushed to the scene of a car crash which left 11 people injured. A man who saw a vehicle hit bystanders during a car meet near Scunthorpe said it was “like a horror scene”.

Police said 11 people were injured in a collision on the Flixborough Industrial Estate on Saturday night. Four people were seriously hurt, one critically.

The man at the scene said: “All of a sudden there was a big bang. 

“We saw a woman go flying off the bonnet of the car and end up underneath it. 

“It was like a horror scene, something I never want to see again.”

A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. 

However, police stressed today that their investigations were at an early stage and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Pictures shared with Scunthorpe and Grimsby Live showed a police cordon and a damaged red car, thought to be a Ford Fiesta, at the scene of the accident. 

Police retained a presence on the estate this morning, where tyre marks, debris and other evidence of an accident could be seen.

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The witness, who asked not to be named, said the event, called the Scunthorpe Car Meet, had “started well” at the M&S car park in the town, where various tyre marks could be seen today. Vehicles then moved to the Flixborough estate.

A second man who spoke to Scunthorpe and Grimsby Live said he had heard a loud bang and then rushed to check on injured people. 

He said: “We heard a massive bang, I thought it was a pop from a car at first, but as soon as someone said there’d been a crash we went straight over.

“It was a horrible shock to see so many people lying about injured, and everyone rushed over to help when we realised what was happening.” 

He added: “We went over to two kids to make sure they were alright, they couldn’t have been any older than six.”

Scunthorpe and Grimsby Live understands organisers of the meet have told motorists they will no longer be staging events, and other witnesses spoke of their sadness following the incident.

One enthusiast said he had enjoyed attending the events with his partner in order to see other cars and chat to the owners about the modifications they had made. 

Emergency services were called to the incident at around 9.10pm last night (Saturday, September 25). 

A number of people were taken to hospital and were described as being in “a stable but serious condition”. 

Inspector John Rickells said: “This is a multi-agency major incident response and we are working with our emergency service colleagues to provide emergency first aid and establish the circumstances of the incident. As part of our investigations, a 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

“At this time our investigations are at a really early stage, and we will release more information when we are able to do so. We are aware that a number of people left the scene prior to emergency services arriving, and they may have witnessed what happened.

“We would ask that anyone who may have mobile phone /dashcam footage of the vehicles involved both prior to and at the time of the collision to contact us so that we can establish exactly how the incident happened.”

Anyone with information or footage is asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting log 531 of September 24.



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