Pregnant mum dies after motorway smash as son and nephew fight for life
A PREGNANT mother of two has died in a motorway crash that left two children seriously injured.
Frankie Jules-Hough, 38, her sons Tommy, nine, and Rocky, two, were travelling along the M66 in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Saturday afternoon.
Nephew Tobias Spencer, four, was also in the car at the time of the crash.
All four, from Oldham, were transported by air ambulance to hospital where Ms Jules-Hough died of her injuries yesterday.
Tommy and Tobias are understood to have been put in induced comas. Rocky suffered minor injuries.
Details emerged as BMW driver Adil Iqbal, 22, appeared at Manchester Magistrates Court yesterday accused of causing the mother’s death by dangerous driving.
The boxing gym worker, from Accrington, Lancs, also faces two charges of causing injury by dangerous driving for the two boys.
District Judge James Hatton refused an application for bail and Iqbal was remanded into custody to appear at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court on June 19.
A GoFundMe appeal for the family of Ms Jules-Hough, set up by friend Debbie Wright, said she was 18 weeks pregnant expecting a daughter.
The appeal said: “This is absolutely devastating for the family and their whole world has been truly turned upside down.”
So far the fundraiser has been promised more than £27,000.
Tobias’s parents, Becci and Aaron, were also at the hospital to be at their son’s bedside, along with Ms Hough’s parents and Tommy’s father.
Ms Wright said: “Due to the intense injuries and critical conditions... I’m sure you will be aware that their closest loved ones cannot leave their bedside. So I am asking you to find it in your kind hearts to please help my friend’s family by donating what you can.” Friends of Ms Jules-Hough paid tribute to her on Facebook.
Sherrie Jean-Louise said: “There are no words for how I feel right now.
“Life can be horribly cruel – a beautiful soul, friend, sister, daughter, Mamma & Mamma-to-be taken way too soon and in the most tragic way! I
“I’m heartbroken and filled with so many ‘ifs and buts’.” While Rebecca Adimora said: “I can’t believe this. Frankie you will be sorely missed by so many. We love you infinitely earth angel, fly high, this realm may just not have been destined for your loving soul and your unborn angel, you will shine beyond this my love.”
Greater Manchester Police are appealing for witnesses, dashcam footage and information.