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Samoyed exhibitor hurt in M6 crash


A SAMOYED exhibitor is in a critical condition in hospital after being involved in a fatal collision as she travelled back from the W&PBAW championship show.

The devastating scene on the M6Diana Harrold, 65, of Cockermouth in Cumbria, was heading north in her Peugeot motor home when she smashed through the central reservation barrier and collided with three other cars travelling down the southbound carriageway near Warrington.

Sadly, a 31-year-old man from Manchester was killed in the four-car pile-up which closed the motorway for six hours. Mrs. Harrold was airlifted to Wythenshawe Hospital where she underwent a 12-hour operation on her seriously injured legs. She was also suffering from serious chect injuries. As we go to press she is reported to be in a serious but stable condition.

A 21-year-old man from Merseyside was also rushed to Warrington Hospital with severe arm injuries.

Mrs. Harrold had been showing Marshmallow Ice at Roslune in Wales on the day of the accident. The judge, Mrs. Angela Ashbourne, had awarded the veteran doh VHC in the Open class.
A friend who was at the show said that Mrs Harrold had been in fine spirits and had ‘had a laugh’. She also told us that whilst critical, ‘every day that she makes it through is a good sign.’