‘She was amazing’: Mum fighting for life after M1 crash ‘won’t be able to recover’

A woman left fighting for life after a collision on the M1 near Sheffield is not expected to survive, her heartbroken sister had revealed.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 11:36 am
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 2:48 pm

The 43-year-old was seriously injured when the black Vauxhall Corsa she was driving was involved in a collision with a maroon DAF HGV yesterday.

Her car then collided with the central reservation barrier and was involved in a second collision with a yellow Volvo HGV and a silver Renault Trafic.

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Emergency services were alerted to the incident on the southbound carriageway between Junction 31 for Aston and 32 for the M18 at around 6.30am yesterday.

The stretch of road was closed for around 10 hours while a recovery operation was mounted and police investigative work was carried out at the crash scene.

South Yorkshire Police said the injured woman remains in hospital today in a critical condition.

But her sister, Stacey Richardson, posting on Facebook, said she is not expected to survive.

She said: “The lady in the accident is my sister, she won't be able to recover from this accident. Will be saying our goodbyes soon.”

“Such an amazing woman with amazing kids, it just doesn't feel real.”

She added: “Definitely makes everyone realise how important family is. At the moment we just all wish we could turn back the clock but everyone has come together and we'll all be there for them, that's all we can do now.”

In another emotional post, she said: “She was amazing, always will be, just wish I could turn back the clock.”