Man fights for his life af­ter park­way crash

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

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.

By MATTHEW REVILLE matthew.reville@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

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