Man fights for his life after parkway crash
A DRIVER is fighting for his life in hospital after being involved in a horrific car crash in Peterborough.
The 36-year-old male motorist was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, with serious injuries after being involved in a crash near to Junction 32 on the Nene Parkway, where it meets Oundle Road, at Orton Longueville.
The single-vehicle accident took place at 7.44pm on Sunday and saw the driver’s blue Ford Fiesta come off the road before striking a lamppost.
Two nurses were passing the scene and helped give initial medical care to the driver and his two passengers – one male and the other a 27-yearold woman from Peterborough.
Paramedics quickly arrived to relieve the nurses and took all three casualties to Peterborough District Hospital.
A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We are grateful to the help given in this incident by two passing off duty nurses.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank them both for their assistance.”
Due to the severity of his injuries, the motorist was transferred from PDH to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for specialist care.
Although the specific details of his injuries have not been released, police have confirmed his wounds are multiple and are life threatening.
He is currently in a critical condition.
His passengers were not as severely injured and stayed at PDH.
The ambulance spokeswoman added: “We administered care to the three victims on the scene. The driver was the most seriously hurt and he was taken to PDH at 8.21pm.”
The emergency services had been alerted to the crash by a member of the public who saw the incident take place.
The identity of the crash victim has not been revealed but a Cambridgeshire police spokeswoman said he did suffer “extremely severe injuries.”
She said: “He was treated on the scene before being taken to PDH, which was the closest hospital.
“Because of the nature of his injuries it was then decided to take him to Addenbrooke’s, which is the nor- mal procedure in incidents like this.
“The driver is suffering from extremely severe injuries and is still in a very critical situation.”
There were lane closures on the Nene Parkway after the incident until shortly before 9pm on Sunday, while emergency services helped to clear away debris in the aftermath of the collision.
Police are investigating the causes of the crash and are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward with information.
Sergeant Chris Huggins said: “I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicle in the moments leading up to the collision.”
Anyone with information should contact Sgt Huggins at the roads policing unit on 0345 456 4564 or Crime-stoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
CRASH: The scene of the collision that saw three people injured after a Ford Fiesta hit a lamppost on the Nene Parkway on Sunday night. PicTure: BeN DaviS.