SIXTEEN FOOT: Three people injured in road collision on railway crossing

THREE people are being treated in hospital for serious injuries following a road collision along the Sixteen Foot at Stonea this morning.Two cars – a blue Volvo GLT 440 and a blue Nissan Almera – collided head on close to the railway crossing at about 7.25am.

THREE people are being treated in hospital for serious injuries following a road collision along the Sixteen Foot at Stonea this morning.

Two cars – a blue Volvo GLT 440 and a blue Nissan Almera – collided head on close to the railway crossing at about 7.25am.

The three people injured were:

• A man in his 30s, who sustained pelvic and ankle injuries, • A man in his 40s, who sustained chest and abdominal injuries, and • A man in his 30s, who was trapped on arrival of the emergency services and sustained head injuries and a fractured femur.

All three men were taken to Peterborough District Hospital by land ambulance, where their condition was described by a Magpas spokesman as “serious but stable”.

The Sixteen Foot is currently closed, as police investigate the collision. The wreckages have been cleared from the scene.

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Magpas doctors Ben Teasdale and Neil Flowers attended the scene. Also at the scene was Dr Simon Standen, a paramedic for Magpas and the NHS Ambulance Trust.

Dr Teasdale, who is also the chairman of Magpas, said: “These patients are all very lucky to be alive. I have attended numerous incidents similar to this when the outcome has been very different.

“All the emergency services worked very well together at the scene and we wish the patients a quick recovery.”