Pregnant mother, 38, is fighting for her life in hospital after horror crash on M66 motorway that also left her two young sons and nephew in hospital – as 22-year-old man is arrested by police
- Frankie Hough traveled on M66 in Lancashire with her sons and cousin
- Police arrested a 22-year-old man at the scene and is in custody
A pregnant mother fights for her life after a horror accident on the highway that also left her two sons and nephew in the hospital.
Police are questioning a 22-year-old man today on suspicion of causing serious injury and dangerous driving after Saturday afternoon’s collision, which saw fellow motorists desperately rushing to the family’s aid.
Frankie Hough, 38, was traveling on the M66 in Lancashire with her two children Tommy, nine, and Rocky, two, plus her four-year-old nephew Tobias Welby when the crash occurred.
All four were airlifted to hospital with critical injuries, with Ms Hough’s injuries “believed to be life-threatening,” police said.
They arrested a 22-year-old man at the scene and he remained in custody for questioning tonight.
Frankie Hough (pictured), 38, traveled on the M66 in Lancashire with her two children Tommy and Rocky, plus her four-year-old nephew Tobias Welby
Relatives of Mrs. Hough have one today fundraiser to support her family and said their lives were “really turned upside down.”
Debbie Wright said she was organizing the page for her best friend, saying it showed how, “Life can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye.”
The quartet were driving on the M66 motorway ‘when they were devastatingly involved in a horrific car accident’, she wrote.
They were all transported to hospital by air ambulance and are in intensive care.
Frankie, who is currently 18 weeks pregnant, is fighting for her life in intensive care. Her partner Calvin is frantically by her side.
“Tommy and Tobias are in an induced coma in intensive care awaiting brain scan updates.
“This is absolutely devastating to the family and their whole world is really turned upside down.”
She said Tobias’s parents, Becci and Aaron, were also at the hospital, along with Ms. Hough’s parents and Tommy’s father.
“The next few weeks/months will be crucial for the family and it’s definitely traumatizing for all of them,” she added.
“I humbly knock on the door of your kind hearts to help and support this family through this difficult time ahead.
“Due to the intense injuries and critical conditions, you are sure to be aware that their closest loved ones cannot leave their beds.
“So I ask that you find it in your heart to help my friend’s family by donating what you can.”
She said all funds raised would go to help Ms Hough and the children’s recovery, adding that it would ‘take away any stress/worry about bills as their close family can’t leave their beds’.
“They would be grateful for anything you could contribute,” she added.
Over £7,200 had been raised tonight.
The accident occurred at 3.10pm Saturday when two vehicles traveling southbound on the M66 in Bury collided, Greater Manchester Police said.
Police said a 38-year-old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries, believed to be in life-threatening condition.
Police are now looking for witnesses and information.
Sergeant Matt Waggett, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: ‘First of all I would like to thank those members of the public who selflessly assisted at the scene and called 999, as well as those who assisted when police and emergency services arrived at the scene.
“I urge anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward and share any footage, dashcam or mobile footage, with law enforcement. No matter how small you think it is, it could be vital to our investigation.’