March man in his 70s suffers ‘life changing injuries’ following collision on the A141 bypass
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A man in his 70s from March suffered life-changing injuries after being trapped following a collision on the outskirts of the town this morning.
The crash happened at around 10.36am, close to Gaul Road, March, when a Ford Mondeo Zetec and a Vauxhall Vectra collided.
The Ford driver, a man from the March area, suffered serious injuries and has been airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
The Vauxhall driver was not injured.
An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called just before 10.33am today to a report of a patient who was trapped following a road traffic collision on the A141.
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“Two ambulance crews, an ambulance officer and Magpas Air Ambulance were dispatched.
“They treated a man in his 70s with leg injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital by air for further care.
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“His injuries are thought to be life-changing.”
Police are still at the scene of the major collision which caused the closure of the A141 bypass in both directions.
Early reports suggest that a car has ploughed into a stationary car and trailer parked by the side of the road.
Both cars left the carriageway – in ditches on opposite sides of the road.
Emergency services remain at the scene after the collision near the Gaul Road junction with the A141.
The A141 is closed in both directions and is likely to remain so for some time.
Police are urgently advising motorists to avoid the area if at all possible. Many drivers are looking for alternative routes and traffic through the town centre is congested in all directions.
Police are keen to hear from anyone with information about the collision.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference CC-29032018-0098 or report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report