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Family injured in South Yorkshire M1 motorway crash

Crashed minibus being removed Image copyright Ross Parry Agency
Image caption Part of the motorway was closed following the crash

Six children and their parents were injured when a minibus crashed on the M1 motorway near Barnsley.

Police said the family and a 19-year-old man, all from Leeds, were in a vehicle when it hit the central barrier near junction 37 at 04:35 BST.

The 33-year-old mother suffered "life-altering" injuries to her arm. The teenager was also seriously injured.

A four-year-old boy suffered a broken arm. Five children, aged four months to nine years, suffered minor injuries.

A force spokesman said the children's father, also 33, was driving the vehicle and was thought to be unhurt.

All of the injured were taken to hospital in West Yorkshire for treatment.

The motorway was closed for several hours but has now reopened.

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