MP son involved in horror crash in France

August 1, 2017
| Report Focus News

FORMER Work and Pension’s Secretary Stephen Crabb’s son has escaped from a horror car crash with a drunk, drug-fuelled driver in France.

The MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire and former Work and Pensions Secretary said it was a “miracle” his 15-year-old son got out alive after the car he was travelling in was hit by an alleged drink driver, who was also said to be under the influence of cocaine.

His son was in the car with his aunt and uncle who he was enjoying a holiday with after completing his GCSEs.

Mr Crabb, 44, posted a photo on Monday night of the wreckage of the car, which had rolled into the opposite lane of the motorway.

The former Tory leadership hopeful said: “Miracle that my son got out of this alive yesterday. He was enjoying a holiday post GCSEs with his auntie and uncle in France.

“They all emerged with cuts, bruises and burns. The other driver fled the scene but was later arrested by police and has been charged. So much to be thankful for right now. Life is precious.”

The crash happened on the A7 motorway near Orange in southeastern France, the Sun reported.

After the car Mr Crabb’s son was travelling in was hit by the alleged drink-driver’s vehicle, a third car crashed into them and caught fire, according to the newspaper.

Local media reported that nine people were involved in the crash, five of whom were wounded.

A 26-year-old woman, two children aged six and two, and a 15-year-old were taken to hospital after the collision.

Mr Crabb resigned from his role as Work and Pensions Secretary last year after The Times revealed he had sent explicit messages to a young woman. He said some time on the backbenches would be “in the best interest of his family