Man in serious but stable condition after four vehicle collision involving two LGVs, van and car on A1 near Sawtry

Four vehicles collided on the A1 at Sawtry. Picture: Cambs Fire Facebook.

Four vehicles collided on the A1 at Sawtry. Picture: Cambs Fire Facebook. - Credit: Archant

A man had to be cut free from a van following a four vehicle collision on the A1 - involving two LGVs, one van and a car - this morning.

Crews at the scene of the collision on the A1. Picture: Magpas Helimedix.

Crews at the scene of the collision on the A1. Picture: Magpas Helimedix. - Credit: Archant

The incident happened at about 8am on the south-bound carriageway near the Alconbury slip-road.

The driver of the van, a man in his 30s from Peterborough, suffered serious injuries and is in a stable condition in Addenbrookes Hospital.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 20s from Ramsey, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

The drivers of the two lorries, a man in his 40s from Sheffield, and a man in his 50s from Lakenheath, were uninjured.


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Fire crews from Huntingdon, Sawtry and Stanground were called to the road traffic collision on the A1 southbound between Sawtry and Alconbury.

Also in attendance were Magpas Helimedix, the East of England Ambulance service and Cambs Police.

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The Magpas team sedated the man, who was trapped in his van, and worked alongside the fire and ambulance crews to get him out of the vehicle.

The Magpas team accompanied the patient in a land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a serious but stable condition.

Three lanes of the carriageway were closed during the incident.

Crews returned to their stations by 9.20am.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should call the Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident 53 of May 5.

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