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Minibus carrying football fans overturns in crash with 17 people injured

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Minibus carrying football fans overturns in crash with 17 people injured

Seventeen people were taken to hospital, including seven with serious injuries, after a minibus carrying football fans overturned in West Yorkshire.

Police were called after a collision involving the Iris single decker minibus and a black Skoda Fabia on the A1 near Pontefract on Saturday evening.

A third vehicle, a white car, which has not yet been identified, is also thought to have been involved.

The minibus was carrying South Shields FC fans returning from a match with Tamworth.

The club posted on X: “Our thoughts go out to the supporters involved in a crash on the way home from today’s game.

“At this moment of time we have no further details, however we hope everyone is safe and recovering.”

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South Shields lost 3-2 to Tamworth in the penultimate match of the Vanarama National League North season on Saturday at the Staffordshire club’s Lamb Ground.

Parts of the motorway were closed until Sunday morning as emergency services, including Yorkshire Air Ambulance, attended the scene.

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West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information including dash cam footage relating to the crash or the unidentified white car.

“There were 17 people injured and taken to hospital for treatment, with seven of those thought to have suffered serious injuries,” the force said in a statement.

“Enquiries into the circumstances regarding the collision remain ongoing with officers from the Roads Policing Unit.”

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