MP says his son is lucky to be alive after serious car crash in France

By County Echo Reporter in Local People

THE TEENAGE son of Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb is said to have only survived a serious car crash in France by “a miracle”.

Mr Crabb posted on his Facebook page that Ioan, who was enjoying a holiday break with his aunt and uncle following his GCSE exams, escaped with just cuts and bruises after a driver, allegedly under the influence of alcohol and cocaine ploughed into their car.

The crash happened on Saturday night near Mondragon, north of Avignon and police confirmed five people were taken to hospital, including one with serious injuries.

Mr Crabb (seen right) posted a dramatic picture of the seriously damaged car published on French news website ledauphine.com

“Miracle that my son got out of this alive yesterday,” he posted.

“He was enjoying a holiday post-GCSEs with his auntie and uncle in France.

“They were hit on the motorway by another car whose driver was over the limit and under influence of cocaine. 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.”

Ledauphine.com reported that three vehicles were involved in the accident and the driver that fled was caught by police a few kilometres from the scene at Bollene.

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