Eight tAken to hospitAl After minibus crAsh
Serious injuries after vehicle ends up in ditch
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.