A1101 near Wisbech remains closed after mini bus with seven passengers crashes into ditch - fleet of ambulances take injured to hospital

Recovery of crashed van at Leverington

Recovery of crashed van at Leverington - Credit: Archant

The A1101 Sutton Road, Wisbech, remains closed after eight people were taken to hospital after a minibus crashed into a ditch.

Recovery of crashed van at Leverington

Recovery of crashed van at Leverington - Credit: Archant

Motorists were warned to avoid the area until it’s reopened.

Fire crews from Wisbech and a rescue vehicle from Kings Lynn together with a fleet of ambulances attended the incident which involved a people carrier that had left the road and ended up in a ditch.

Eight people were involved, three of whom were out of the vehicle on arrival with five people being released by fire crews.

Eight people were to hospital after the minibus crashed into a ditch in Leverington; three were out of the vehicle when fire crews arrived and the others were released.

Recovery of crashed van at Leverington

Recovery of crashed van at Leverington - Credit: Archant


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The minibus was carrying seven passengers when it crashed into a ditch, in Sutton Road, on the A1101, at around 6am, this morning.

Fire crews rushed to the scene after receiving reports that people were trapped.

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The three crews then provided care until a fleet of ambulances arrived.

All of the people onboard - including the driver - have been taken to hospital.

One man was treated for serious chest injuries and has been taken to Addenbrookes Hospital; he remains in a serious condition.

Two others suffered serious injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening, and were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and another five were taken to Peterborough City Hospital for minor injuries.

A fleet of four ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer and Magpas rapid response car treated people involved in the crash.

Fenland Police added that the road will remain closed for “some time due to a serious injury”.

Ady Slack, Incident Commander at Cambridgeshire Fire Service, said: “Crews were faced with a difficult situation with five casualties trapped in the vehicle. They worked closely with colleagues from the ambulance service to release the casualties safely.”

Sutton Road is blocked in both directions between the Parson Drove Lane junction and the Dowgate Road junction.

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