Teenager injured in M18 smash

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital with a dislocated hip following the crash which closed the M18 this morning.

The 17-year-old  was a passenger in a white Mercedes Sprinter van which collided with an orange and white DAF van at 2.15am.

The Mercedes overturned onto its side and collided with the central reservation, blocking lanes two and three northbound between junctions 1 and 2.

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A white Renault van then hit the Mercedes — causing it to spin across to the hard shoulder and partly block lane one.

The 17-year-old was taken to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital with various injuries.

The Renault driver, a 44-year-old man from Doncaster, was taken to the Rotherham Hospital. His injuries are not yet known.

The driver of the DAF van, a 44-year-old man from Doncaster, and a passenger in the Renault sustained whiplash.

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The Mercedes driver, a 26-year-old man from Doncaster, was not injured.

The incident has caused major disruption to rush-hour traffic. The northbound carriageway is expected to remain closed until later today.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 57 of the November 7.