Holidaymaker 'remains in critical condition' after Blackpool family of 11 injured in Turkey horror crash

Victims were given first-aid at the scene of the incident
Victims were given first-aid at the scene of the incident -Credit:IHA

A fundraiser has been launched for a family of 11 who were all injured in a car crash in Turkey.

The family from Blackpool were travelling in an open-top tour vehicle in the Manavgat district of Antalya on Thursday, May 2. Local reports say passengers were "thrown" from the vehicle after it collided with another safari tour vehicle.

All 11 members of the family were admitted to hospital, with three still receiving treatment and one, a 53-year-old man, in a life-threatening condition. Witnesses to the crash say one of the vehicles smashed into the back of the other bus, which was believed to have swerved off the road and overturned.


Victims were given first-aid at the scene of the incident and taken to different hospitals. Images from local media show the immediate aftermath of the horror smash, with victims lying on the floor on stretchers and given medical treatment.

Other images show witnesses clearly distressed by what had just unfolded moments before. According to local reports, passengers were having a "water fight" with tourists just before the crash.

The overturned bus after the smash
The overturned bus after the smash -Credit:IHA

Following the incident, a Go Fund Me page has been set up to help them with medical costs and ease their recovery before returning to the UK.

The fundraiser reads: "As we all know the horrible disaster that has happened to a well know family from Blackpool that have been involved in a serious Jeep safari bus crash in Turkey this week which included 11 of them and resulting in all 11 being admitted to all different hospitals and three of them still being in hospital one being in a life threatening condition still.

"We are setting this up as it must be hard to be out there not knowing what's going on or what’s going to happen when they all eventually get home and the after effects this will cause them all mentally physically and financially.

"Any help would be much appreciated thanks."