Motorist suffers ‘serious injuries’ following three-vehicle collision in Peterborough resulting in a ‘difficult rescue’ for Cambs fire service

The three-vehicle collision in Peterborough on Sunday, April 8. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

The three-vehicle collision in Peterborough on Sunday, April 8. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

A three-vehicle collision involving a caravan, car and van forced Cambs fire to “cut out” a motorist from their vehicle on Sunday afternoon (April 8).

The three-vehicle collision in Peterborough on Sunday, April 8. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Fire and RescueThe three-vehicle collision in Peterborough on Sunday, April 8. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

Police were called to the scene on the A47/A1139 roundabout at around 1:15pm – closing the road for a short period.

One person suffered “serious injuries” and was taken to Peterborough City Hospital.

One road user had to be cut free from their vehicle, a spokesman for Cambridgeshire fire and rescue confirmed.

The three-vehicle collision in Peterborough on Sunday, April 8. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Fire and RescueThe three-vehicle collision in Peterborough on Sunday, April 8. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

Cambs fire tweeted: “Crews were faced with a difficult rescue near Eye in Peterborough on Sunday.

“A crew from Dogsthorpe and the North Roaming Fire Engine were called to a three vehicle collision on the A1139.

“They released one male casualty who was taken to hospital.”

The spokesman added: “This was a very challenging extrication.

“The crews showed excellent team work to create enough space to release the casualty from the vehicle.”

At the time of the incident, Peterborough police tweeted: “Eye Road Peterborough RTC Road closed whilst vehicle is recovered.

“Please use alternative routes.”


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