4 killed in car chase hor­ror

Tragedy hits two fam­i­lies

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY JOHN KELLY john.kelly@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

FOUR peo­ple were killed when a car be­ing chased by po­lice slammed into their peo­ple car­rier.

A boy aged one, a woman of 41 and two men aged 35 and 50 died in the VW Touran.

Po­lice say two fam­i­lies, said by lo­cals to be Slo­vakian, were trav­el­ling in the car and three more were hurt. A girl of three is fight­ing for life and a woman is crit­i­cally ill.

If­fat Yas­min, first on the hor­rific scene in Sh­effield, went to hos­pi­tal suf­fer­ing shock. And a lo­cal mid­wife who tried to save the young tot was also deeply up­set. Iqbal Khan,

69, said: “She tried to re­sus­ci­tate the baby. She is all shaken up now.”

The Touran was about to turn right when it was hit by a VW Golf be­ing pur­sued by po­lice. Res­i­dent Adam Robin­son, 24, said it “must have been go­ing fast be­cause of how loud the bang was when it crashed. It sounded like a gun”

The In­de­pen­dent Of­fice for Po­lice Con­duct, which has launched a probe, said dash-cam footage con­firmed that “a pur­suit did take place”.

It came amid more road car­nage in the North. A girl of eight died when hit by a car in Mon­ton, Gtr Manch­ester. A woman of 21 was killed cross­ing the road when hit by a drink-drive sus­pect in Mid­dle­ton, and a cy­clist, 17 died in Old­ham in a crash with a sus­pected drink-driver.

SMASHED Re­mains of the peo­ple car­rier in which four died

AFTER Wreck­age cleared

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