Seven injured - some seriously- as car taking part in 300 strong ‘cruise’ on industrial park collides with group of spectators

PUBLISHED: 13:10 09 August 2015 | UPDATED: 13:10 09 August 2015


Police are investigating a collision in Peterborough last night that resulted in seven people being injured, some seriously.

The incident happened at about 11.30pm at a “cruise” event attended by about 300 people in an industrial estate area in Stapledon Road, Orton Southgate.

A car taking part in the event was in collision with a group of spectators

Six men and a woman, aged between 17 and 31, were taken to Peterborough City Hospital. Five had serious but not life threatening injuries and two, who have since left hospital, were not seriously injured.

A 21-year-old man from Stamford has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remains at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to come forward, particularly anyone who has any pictures or video footage.

Sergeant Gareth Williams, from the road policing unit, said: “This collision could have been a lot more serious and it’s important we find out exactly what happened in the moments leading up to it.

“We know a lot of people would have witnessed it and I am appealing for them to make contact.”

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Williams, at the road policing unit, on 101.

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