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Toddler hurt in camper van crash is recovering

By Anna Maguire

A toddler involved in a horrific collision as his family returned from holiday is recovering in hospital in Glasgow.

The one-year-old boy — who was transferred to Yorkhill Children’s Hospital earlier in the week with two of his siblings — sustained fractures to his thigh bone in the three-vehicle smash, which happened at 3am last Friday.

The boy’s parents, Brigid (29) and Simon McDonagh (29), from Ashdene Heights in Dungannon, were also treated for injuries after the crash, which happened in Drumfries and Galloway, where they had been holidaying.

Police have said the couple’s camper van — driven by Mrs McDonagh — was involved in a collision with a van, which was being driven by a Polish man who lives in Northern Ireland.

The 42-year-old van driver, who sustained extensive fractures to his lower body, was stable in Drumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary yesterday.

A 57-year-old man from Co Monaghan driving a lorry which was also involved in the early morning smash escaped injury.

A police investigation is ongoing to establish the cause of the collision.

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