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Woman in Sheffield supercar smash not as seriously injured as first feared

A Porsche Boxter and Volkswagen Passat were involved in a crash in Sheffield yesterday
A Porsche Boxter and Volkswagen Passat were involved in a crash in Sheffield yesterday

A woman involved in a supercar smash in Sheffield was not as seriously injured as first feared.

She was in a blue Volkswagen Passat which was involved in a collision with a black Porsche Boxter on Penistone Road just after 3.20pm yesterday.

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Yesterday, South Yorkshire Police said a man in the Porsche escaped with minor injuries but that the woman in the Passat had suffered potentially life threatening injuries.

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Clarifying the extent of her injuries, the woman's son said she suffered skin and tissue lacerations to her right leg and bruising to upper body.

He said the 56-year-old is facing surgery on her leg and remains in hospital today.

His 55-year-old dad, who was also in the car, suffered ligament damage and suspected rib and clavicle injuries but has been discharged from hospital following the crash.

A police investigation into the incident is under way.