FENLAND: Three men killed and five more injured in collision on A141 near Chatteris.
PUBLISHED: 10:13 25 July 2008 | UPDATED: 08:33 02 June 2010
THREE people, believed to be Eastern European, were killed and two further people suffered serious injuries after a two-vehicle collision near Chatteris yesterday evening (Thursday). The collision happened on the A141 Isle Of Ely Way, close to Dock
THREE people, believed to be Eastern European, were killed and two further people suffered serious injuries after a two-vehicle collision near Chatteris yesterday evening (Thursday).
The collision happened on the A141 Isle Of Ely Way, close to Dock Bridge, at about 6.50pm and involved a silver Toyota Emina Estina – which was carrying seven people – and a blue and white lorry.
Three men travelling in the Toyota were killed. Police have not released their details.
Two more people travelling in the Toyota, a 38-year-old and a 17-year-old both from Wisbech, suffered serious injuries and are currently in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
Two further men, both aged 28 and from Wisbech, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon.
The driver of the lorry, a 58-year-old man from Chelmsford in Essex, suffered minor injuries.
The A141 was closed for eight hours last night, reopening at 3am today (Friday).
Pc Tim Kirkby, who is investigating the collision, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who was on that stretch of road last night and witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle in the moments leading up to the collision.
“Any information, no matter how small, could prove invaluable in determining what happened.”
Magpas doctor Karim Harmad and paramedic John Horton were flown to the scene by helicopter from RAF Wyton and worked with on-the-ground paramedics to treat and free the injured.
A spokesman for Magpas said: “Our doctors have said the casualties in the people carrier were Eastern European. They were speaking in Russian.”
Fire crews from Manea and Chatteris, and a rescue vehicle from Huntingdon, were called and used their specialist equipment to rescue two of the men trapped in the Toyota.
CONTACT: Pc Kirkby, of the roads policing unit, on 0845 456 4564.