MAN BADLY HURT IN BIN LORRY CRASH

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

TwO len wese sesiously in­jused aftes a bin lossy oves­tusned on a sound­about. Thedriver of the Hunt­ing­don­shire District Coun­cil lorry es­caped with mi­nor in­juries - but one man was left fight­ing for his life in the crash on the B1043 at Sawtry.

The crash hap­pened at about 11am on Mon­day, at the round­about near the south­bound A1 slip road.

A lamp­post was knocked over in the crash, and de­bris was scat­tered across the road. A large pool of blood was also left in front of the lorry.

The­most­se­ri­ous­ly­in­jured of the­men- thought­to­beaged in­his40­sor50s- was­placedin an in­duced coma at the scene by am­bu­lance and Mag­pas medics.

Paramedics worked with fire and res­cue ser­vices to re­lease the men from the ve­hi­cle.

A spokesman for the East of Eng­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said: “We were called at 10.51am to a lorry on the B1043.

“Three­p­a­tientswere­treate­d­in­to­tal. The­most­se­ri­ously in­jured, a man in his 50s, was air­lifted to Ad­den­brooke’s Hospi­tal in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion.”

He was later de­scribed as be­ing in a sta­ble con­di­tion.

A sec­ond male pas­sen­ger was also se­ri­ously hurt, but noother de­tails of his in­juries were avail­able.

Coun­cil­lor Jim White, Hunt­ing­don­shire District Coun­cil’s Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil­lor for Op­er­a­tions said: “First and fore­most, our thoughts are with the fam­i­lies of those in­volved, and I would ask ev­ery­o­ne­tore­spect the pri­vacy of their fam­i­lies at this dif­fi­cult time.”

TheB1043was­close­dun­til 4pm while emer­gency ser­vices worked at the scene.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the crash and urge any­one who saw what hap­pened to call PC Leigh Fen­ton, at the road polic­ing unit, on 101.

The scene of the csash

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