Crash driver fights for life
A MOTORIST is fighting for his life after a collision on a rural road where his car rolled over.
The 28-year-old man was driving along North Bank in Whittlesey when he collided with another car two miles west of the junction with the B1040 at 7.20pm on Friday, April 27.
The man, who was in a Toyota Picnic GS, was travelling towards Peterborough when he collided with a Subaru Impreza. The driver of the Impreza was not injured in the collision.
The 28-year-old suffered multiple injuries in the crash, and has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
The Toyota rolled over as a result of the crash, and medics from Magpas Helimedix were called to the scene to provide emergency treatment.
A spokeswoman for the charity said: “The team were called in to treat a man in his 20s who had suffered serious chest and abdominal injuries.
“The Helimedix then provided him with pain relief, intravenous fluids and accompanied him in a land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital, monitoring him all the way.
“On arrival at the hospital, he was in a serious but stable condition.”
A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the man was conscious and breathing when they arrived, but was also bleeding heavily.
Police are now conducting an investigation into the incident to try and discover the events leading up to the collision.
Councillor Kenneth Peachey, who represents the St Marys - Whittlesey ward for Fenland District Council, said he thought action needed to be taken to improve safety on the road.
He said: “I was trying to drive along North Bank on Friday, but it was closed because of the accident.
“I don’t think it is a dangerous road, but I have wondered why the authorities have not put a lower speed limit in before.
“At the moment it is a 60mph limit, which is a concern because right next to the road is a river, and if a car should go on to the grass it is easy then to go into the river.
“I have also seen a number of wing mirrors on the road in the past, which indicates there have been near misses down there.
“I think a lower speed limit and speed cameras on the road would be a good idea.”
PC John Blood, investigating for Cambridgeshire police, said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision or either vehicle prior to it, to call police.”
Witnesses should call the Roads Policing Unit on 101
NORTH BANK: The B1040.