Woman killed and toddler, 1, fighting for life in hospital after two-car horror crash in Shropshire

A WOMAN has died and a 19-month-old girl is fighting for life after a horror crash.

The driver, in her 40s, was travelling in a blue Mini when she collided with a grey Fiat 500X carrying the toddler.

She sadly couldn't be saved and was declared dead at the scene on the A518 New Trench Road near Telford, Shrops.

The little girl was rushed to hospital after hero bystanders – an off-duty paramedic and off-duty firefighter – performed CPR until emergency crews arrived.

She remains in a critical condition at the paediatric major trauma centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

A man and woman travelling in the same car were left trapped with multiple injuries.

Their condition is not believed to be life threatening.

West Mercia Police have now launched an appeal following the tragedy at around 6.20pm on Saturday.

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A spokesperson said: "Officers are appealing for witnesses after a woman sadly died following a collision in Newport.

"The collision happened on Saturday 12 February at about 6.20pm on the A518 New Trench Road, and involved a blue Mini and a grey Fiat 500X.

"Sadly the driver of the mini, a woman in her 40s was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of the Fiat were all taken to hospital; two adults with serious injuries and a 19-month-old who is in a critical condition.

"Police would also like to thank members of the public who assisted with first aid at the scene until the emergency services arrived."

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident number 523i of 12 February, 2022.

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