MAN BADLY HURT IN BIN LORRY CRASH
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