Eight tAken to hos­pi­tAl Af­ter minibus crAsh

Se­ri­ous in­juries af­ter ve­hi­cle ends up in ditch

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Joel Lamy joel.lamy@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTJoelLamy

A man who had life-threat­en­ing in­juries is on the mend af­ter a minibus car­ry­ing eight peo­ple crashed into a ditch at Lev­er­ing­ton. The pas­sen­ger in his 20s is re­cov­er­ing in Ad­den­brooke’s Hos­pi­tal with his chest in­juries hav­in­gre­ducedin­sever­ity from crit­i­cal to se­ri­ous.

Twoother­peo­plew­e­re­also se­ri­ously hurt in the sin­gle ve­hi­cle crash on Tues­day morn­ing.

Five pas­sen­gers had to be cut out of the minibus by fire­fight­ers, while the A1101 Sut­ton Road near Wis­bech was shut for a few hours in both di­rec­tions while in­ves­tiga­tive work was car­ried out.

In­ci­dent Com­man­der Ady Slack, from Cam­bridgeshire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice, said: “Crews were faced with a dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion with five casualties trapped in the ve­hi­cle. They worked closely with col­leagues from the am­bu­lance ser­vice to re­lease the casualties safely.”

A team from Mag­pas as­sessed the man in his 20s and anaes­thetised him at the scene.

They then ac­com­pa­nied him­by­lan­dambu­lance­toAd­den­brooke’s.

East of Eng­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice paramedics treated a fur­ther two peo­ple who had been se­ri­ously in­jured. They were taken to Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal in King’s Lynn.

Paramedics also as­sessed five other peo­ple, in­clud­ing the minibus driver, who had mi­nor­in­juries. They­w­ere­taken to Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about­the­crashis asked­to­call the road polic­ing unit on 101.

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