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Man fighting for life after car careers off A47 at Thornhaugh

The roof of the BMW car after the accident on the A47 Peterborough. Photo courtesy of Magpas Helimedix

The roof of the BMW car after the accident on the A47 Peterborough. Photo courtesy of Magpas Helimedix

 

Monday, 9.50am: A man fighting for his life after the car he was in careered off the road was hit by a wooden post as it smashed through the windscreen, it has been revealed.

The 36-year-old victim was left with horrific head and body injuries as a result of the accident and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

The fence post speared the windscreen after the BMW 318 had gone off the road and collided with a fence on the A47 at Thornhaugh close to its junction with Old Oundle Road at 3.20pm on Sunday.

Police say the driver of the car, a 39-year-old woman from Leicester, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and has been bailed until May 6.

The other occupants of the vehicle, two girls aged 11 and seven, suffered slight injuries and were taken to Peterborough City Hospital.

It is believed the two girls are the daughters of the driver.

PC Theron Pearman, investigating, said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision or the vehicle prior to leaving the road, to call police.”

Anyone with any information should call the Roads Policing Unit on 101.

Magpas Helimedix’s Dr Charles Johnson and Paramedic Ryan Warwick flew to the A47 in Peterborough, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance.

A Magpas spokeswoman said: “When the Magpas team arrived, a Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crew had safely and efficiently removed a man from the vehicle.

“The Helimedix anaesthetised the patient, who suffered serious injuries.

“They then accompanied him in a land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

 

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