Injured man thanks helpful passers-by

PUBLISHED: 18:11 30 July 2007 | UPDATED: 20:07 01 June 2010

A MAN who suffered serious injuries in a road traffic collision on the A47 at Terrington St John more than a week ago has asked police to pass on his thanks to everyone who stopped to help. Brian Haggard, 42, from Grantham, was forced to undergo a leg amp

A MAN who suffered serious injuries in a road traffic collision on the A47 at Terrington St John more than a week ago has asked police to pass on his thanks to everyone who stopped to help.

Brian Haggard, 42, from Grantham, was forced to undergo a leg amputation after suffering serious leg injuries.

A blue Volvo flatbed lorry was in his collision with his stationary red Land Rover Discovery towing a caravan on the west-bound carriageway of the A47 at 1.30pm on Sunday July 22.

Mr Haggard, who was outside his vehicle at the time of the collision, sustained injuries to both legs at the scene and later underwent surgery to remove part of his right leg.

PC Chris Bradley said: "Mr Haggard and his family would like to thank the members of the public who stopped and offered their help and assistance at the scene of the collision.

"They would also like to publicly thank all the emergency services for their care and treatment on the day."

Mr Haggard is still recovering from his injuries at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.

Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision. Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact PC Bradley on 0845 456 4567.

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