A British mum is among the victims of a horrific car crash that happened during the weekend on a French motorway.
The British victim was named locally as Miriam Posen, from Stamford Hill.
The mum from North London lost her life on Sunday evening following an accident involving three vehicles on the A26 motorway between the municipalities of Neuville-Saint-Vaast and Thélus, located south of the French city of Lens.
At least two more people lost their lives after suffering cardiopulmonary arrest – a 75-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, according to local news outlet La Voix du Nord.
The collision, sparked after a car carrying four people lost control and hit the van in which there was the British woman and her family, also left five others gravely injured.
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Among those seriously harmed were two children as well as the British woman’s husband, described as a respected local rabbi by Jewish news site Matzav.
An emergency services spokesperson said: “Three people are dead and dozens injured, including many children. A van with a British family of seven people on board was one of the three vehicles involved in the crash.
“A 40-year-old British woman died instantly, along with two others travelling in another vehicle. The other passengers – aged between six and 48 – were taken to hospital in Cambrai and Arras.”
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