UPDATE: Five injured in serious crash in Peterborough which closed road for over 12 hours

Five people were hospitalised following a serious collision in Peterborough last night.

Police were called at just after 8pm yesterday evening, Wednesday May 3, by the fire service with reports of a collision in Topmoor Way, Paston, involving a blue Peugeot and a purple BMW.

The scene of the crash on Topmoor Way

The scene of the crash on Topmoor Way

There were five casualties, all in their late-teens to early 20s; three described as walking wounded, and two with serious injuries.

Police, fire, ambulance and air ambulance all attended the scene and the road was closed between the A47 and Paston Ridings until this morning.

The East of England ambulance Service sent five ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer, hazardous area response team (HART), an air ambulance from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) charity, and a medical response car from Magpas to assist.

The most seriously injured patient a man in his 20s, who was driving one of the cars, had suffered serious head and chest injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital via land ambulance for further care in a serious condition.

An update from the hospital this morning said that his injuries are no longer considered to be life-threatening but he will spend several days in Addenbrooke’s.

The young girl patient was treated for a suspected broken leg and facial injuries and taken to Peterborough City Hospital via land hospital for further care.

The third was treated for neck and back pains and taken to Peterborough City Hospital via land ambulance.

The fourth patient was treated for lower back pain and arm pains and taken to Peterborough City Hospital.

The fifth was treated for what were believed to be minor injuries and taken to Peterborough City Hospital for further care.

The road was reopened at about 8.15am this morning.

Anyone who witnessed the crash should call police on 101.