Man whose car ended up in a ditch following a crash at Chatteris thanks the passers by who helped him

The A142 at Chatteris at the junction wiht New Road

The A142 at Chatteris at the junction wiht New Road - Credit: Archant

A thank you has been sent to passers-by who stopped to help a motorist when his car ended up in a ditch following a crash.

The man, who asked to remain anonymous, said he was overwhelmed by people’s kindness when they stopped, fetched a blanket and waited with him following the incident on the A142 at Chatteris.

He has also called for traffic lights on the busy road junction.

The man, in his 40s, was driving to Ely to collect his daughter from school when the incident happened at about 4.30pm

He said: “I think I must have fallen unconscious for a while because I don’t remember all of it. I just remember kind words from people and being confused.

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“I think one of the helpers was called Martin.

“I want to thank them and also Police, Fire and ambulance crew.

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“I’m very grateful to them all. I feel lucky to be alive.”

The accident happened near the Wenny Road junction with the A142 on Thursday December 6 on the A142 near Chatteris at about 4.30pm.

The man was hospitalised for “observations” following the incident and is still off work from his job as an engineer as he recovers from the ordeal.

The crash involved his Honda Civic and a Citroen Dispatch van. The two vehicles collided, leaving his Honda in a nearby ditch.

He added: “I have travelled this road every day for 11 years. At peak times of day traffic is constant.

“It needs a traffic light junction like there is at the Skylark junction.”

• Were you one of the helpers? If so the man would like to hear from you. Please email

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