Van driver has “life threatening” injuries after leaving A47 and hitting a tree following lorry collision

A47, west of Peterborough, lorry and car involved in serious collision: photo courtesy of Magpas Hel

A47, west of Peterborough, lorry and car involved in serious collision: photo courtesy of Magpas Helimedix - Credit: Archant

A van that was in collision with a lorry left the road, struck a tree and left a man seriously injured.

The man, in his 20s, was trapped inside the car and is in a serious condition in hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision that involved a black van and a white lorry on the A47, at its junction with Cooks Hole Quarry, near Thornhaugh near Peterborough at about 7.15am yesterday.

The 22 year old was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, by air ambulance.

The driver of the lorry, a 56-year-old man from Milton Keynes, suffered slight injuries.

Anyone with information should contact the collision investigation unit on 101.

Magpas Helimedix said they were called to the scene and sedated the patient “who suffered multiple injuries”.

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The air ambulance crew worked alongside Cambridgeshire fire and rescue to free the man.

A Magpas spokesman said: “The Helimedix then anaesthetised the man and provided him with intensive, critical A&E care at the roadside, before flying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital (monitoring his condition all the way).

“On arrival at the hospital, the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

“All the emergency services worked extremely well together, amidst some extremely challenging circumstances relating to the car and weather conditions.”