16 Britons, including 6 children, injured in Alps crash

By Harry Kemble
Home » 16 Britons, including 6 children, injured in Alps crash

A group of British holidaymakers – including six children – have been injured in a car crash in the French Alps.

Two adults sustained ‘serious’ injuries in the smash between a minibus carrying 11 people and a 4×4 vehicle, according to the local prefecture.

The crash happened near the town of Albertville.

In total, 16 Britons were hurt in the collision, which more than 30 firefighters and two helicopters attended.  

The minibus was heading to Geneva Airport at the end of a half-term ski holiday when the accident happened on Sunday.

The Times reported the 4×4 was travelling from the airport to Peisey-Vallandry in the La Plagne and Les Arcs resort areas.

Authorities admitted they were unsure what caused the crash but revealed that neither driver had been drinking alcohol or was on drugs, MailOnline reports.

A local police spokesperson said: “One of the vehicles clearly left its side of the road but we don’t know which one yet.”

The injured were taken by helicopters and by road to hospitals in Chambéry, Albertville and Grenoble.

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