A nine-year-old girl is in a ‘stable but critical’ condition after a three-car crash on the A18 Barton Street near Ashby-cum-Fenby on Saturday.
Four people required hospital treatment following the crash at the junction with Thoroughfare that happened shortly before 6pm.
A black Nissan Qashqai, a black Ford Mondeo and a black Hyundai i30 were involved in the crash.
The Nissan and the Hyundai were travelling along the A18 in the direction of Louth and the Mondeo was travelling in the opposite direction at the time of the collision.
The driver of the Mondeo, a 36-year-old woman from Laceby, sustained fractures to the legs, the front seat passenger in the same car, a five-year-old boy, suffered minor seat belt injuries and the nine-year-old girl in the rear of the Mondeo suffered serious internal injuries.
The woman and her two children were taken to Grimsby’s Diana Princess of Wales Hospital for treatment.
The young girl was later transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital where she is described as being stable but critical.
The driver of the Nissan, a 31-year-old man, sustained injuries to his wrist and ankle and was also kept in for treatment at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby.
The 30-year-old man driving the Hyundai sustained minor injuries to the neck and the front seat passenger, a 26-year-old woman, suffered shock.
All three vehicles were damaged and the road was blocked.
It was closed for some time to allow emergency services to carry out work at the scene and did not re-open until around 3am on Sunday.
Police are seeking witnesses to the collision and ask that anyone who saw the incident or who saw the vehicles prior to this collision contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 quoting log number 634 of July 6.