Lorry driver suffers burns in overhead power line crash

A lorry driver suffered burns after a collision with overhead power lines in Chatteris.

Friday, 12th February 2016, 9:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 7:29 am
The scene of the accident. Pic: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

Emergency services were called to Block Fen Drove, Chatteris at about 4pm yesterday following the collision.

A fire had broken out involving and HGV that had been involved in a collision with power lines.

A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “A male casualty was out of the vehicle on the arrival of the fire service and was taken to hospital by air ambulance suffering burns.

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“Firefighters pumped water from an open water nearby to put of the fire and returned to their stations by 7.50pm.”

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman added: “An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) vehicle, an ambulance officer and Magpas air ambulance attended.

“A man with serious injuries was flown to Addenbrookes for further care.”