December 7 2013 Latest news:
Story by: JOHN ELWORTHY
Monday, September 30, 2013
Police have appealed for witnesses to a weekend collision in which two men- one from Wisbech and the other from Wolverhampton- received serious injuries.
The incident involved a lorry and three cars on the A47 Thorney by pass on Friday and air ambulances were flown to the scene.
The collision on the main Guyhirn to Peterborough road caused serious traffic delays and gridlocked Whittlesey and Stanground for several hours after motorists were diverted off the A47.
One casualty had to be flown direct to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, whilst a second was taken by road to the same hospital.
Magpas Helimedix said one patient suffered severe arm and internal injuries following the accident on the A47 between Guyhirn and Peterborough today.
The man, thought to be in his 20s, had to be freed from the wreckage the multi vehicle pile up.
“A team from EAAA (East Anglia Air Ambulance) also attended and thanks to great team work, they treated the second patient, before flying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital,” said a Magpas spokesman.
Magpas said the man with arm and internal injuries was in a “serious but stable condition”.
The accident happened at around 3.30pm and the collisio closed the A47 in both directions between the B1167 near Thorney and the A1073 near Eye Green.
Magpas said they worked alongside fire and rescue crews and EEAST Ambulance Crews to remove the man who was trapped in one of the vehicles.
Cambs fire said their crews used specialist cutting equipment to release two casualties who were left in the care of the ambulance. Incident Commander, Station Commander Paul Clarke said: “The initial crews were confronted with a very serious incident spread over a large area.
“Additional fire service resources were requested to assist with the rescue operation. Crews worked very hard with our medical partners to release the two casualties as quickly and as safely as we could.
“This incident was an excellent example of multi agency working in very challenging conditions.”
Among the casualties was a 41 year-old Ford Fiesta driver from Wisbech who remains in hospital where his condition is said to be “serious but stable”.
The Wolverhampton driver of a Renault is also still “serious but stable” in hospital.
PC Simon Burgin, investigating, said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision or the vehicles prior to it, to call police.”
Anyone with any information should call the Roads Policing Unit on 101