Jersey

Three injured in St Helier and St John car crashes

Car crash at St John
Image caption Jersey Fire and Rescue service attended two serious car accidents on Wednesday

Three people were taken to hospital with head and neck injuries in two separate car crashes in Jersey.

Emergency services were called to St John at about 1710 BST on Wednesday after two male drivers collided.

Jersey Fire and Rescue Service said one driver was lucky to escape as the impact of the crash caused his car to start folding in the middle.

The fire service also attended an accident in St Helier which involved one person being injured.

'Massive jump'

The cause of both accidents is currently being investigated. All those injured are in a stable condition, the fire service said.

The island has seen a dramatic increase in the number of car accidents this month.

Station manager Richard Liron said: "We've had an incredibly high number of accidents against our average in Jersey.

"Since January the average number of crashes has been 28 but in August it has been 42.

"It's a massive jump and it really must correlate with the weather. It seems to be catching people out more than normal."

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