Multiple casualities after multi vehicle collision closes A47 in Cambridgeshire

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorn

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorney06/05/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

Serious injuries have been reported following a multi vehicle pile-up on the A47 in Cambridgeshire today.

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorn

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorney06/05/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

The A47 near Thorney was closed for five hours and traffic has been diverted.

“The A47 in Cambridgeshire has reopened both ways between the B1167 near Thorney Toll and the A141 following the earlier serious multi-vehicle collision,” said a police spokesman a few moments ago.

“Police investigations complete and closures removed. Safe journey this afternoon!”

Magpas air ambulance flew to the scene just before noon.

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorn

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorney06/05/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

“At 11:56am this morning (6th) Magpas doctor Phil Morgan and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in Peterborough via the Magpas Air Ambulance,” said a spokesman.

“They had been called to a serious multi-vehicle collision involving multiple causalities.”

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The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed one patient (in her 30’s) who had sustained multiple injuries. They gave the woman advanced pain relief at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before accompanying her to Peterborough City Hospital via land ambulance.

“The patient was in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival,” said the spokesman.

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorn

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorney06/05/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Chris Sherriff and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

East Anglian Air Ambulance, An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew, Cambridgeshire Police and the Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorn

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorney06/05/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorn

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorney06/05/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorn

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorney06/05/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorn

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorney06/05/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorn

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorney06/05/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorn

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorney06/05/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorn

A47 3 car RTC Closes road for several hours. Reported 9 people injured including children,A47, Thorney06/05/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography