Pregnant mum dies after motorway crash as three children fight for their lives


A pregnant mother-of-two who suffered life-threatening injuries in a motorway crash has died after being taken to hospital.

Frankie Jules-Hough, 38, died in hospital Monday, after the crash on the M66 near Manchester on Saturday afternoon.

The mum’s children Tommy, nine, and Rocky, two, were also seriously hurt alongside her four-year-old nephew Tobias Welby.

Tommy and Tobias remain in induced comas in intensive care in hospital.

They were all rushed to hospital by air ambulance in a critical condition.

Police arrested 22-year-old Adil Iqbal from Accrington at the scene and he has since been charged with three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court today where it was confirmed Frankie, who was expecting a baby girl, had tragically passed away.

Iqbal, who works in a boxing gym, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

He was remanded into custody to appear at Minshull Street Crown Court on June 19.

The judge refused an application for bail and Mr Iqbal, who works in a boxing gym, was remanded into custody to appear at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on 19 June.

Ms Hough’s best friend Debbie Wright has set up a fundraising page to try and help her family cope with ‘the most traumatic incident they have been through’.

She wrote on the page: ‘Life can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye.‘

Frankie who is currently 18 weeks pregnant is in intensive care fighting for her life. Her partner Calvin, is frantically by her side.

‘Tommy and Tobias are in induced comas in intensive care currently awaiting brain scan updates.

‘This is absolutely devastating for the family and their whole world has been truly turned upside down.

‘These next few weeks/months will be critical for the family and is absolutely traumatising for them all.’

Ms Wright says family members of all four are by the side of their loved ones in hospital including Tobias’s parents Becci and Aaron, Tommy’s father, and Ms Hough’s parents Julia and Frank.

A GoFundMe appeal set up for the family has so far raised over £24,000.

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