Man seriously injured following A605 crash at Elton

Emergency services incident, news form the Peterborough Telegraph, @peterboroughtel on Twitter
Emergency services incident, news form the Peterborough Telegraph, @peterboroughtel on Twitter
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A motorist has suffered ‘life changing injuries’ following a crash on the A605 at Elton, just outside Peterborough.

The incident happened at 10.50am today (Thursday), and saw the car collide with a hedge and a road sign and roll several times, before landing on its roof.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was unconscious when ambulance crews arrived, but he was breathing.

The Magpas Helimedix assisted the East of England Ambulance Service at the incident, and the man was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with a suspected broken back for further treatment.

A spokesman for Magpas said they arrived on the scene at 11.50am.

The spokesman said: “The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 40’s) who suffered serious back injuries. The Helimedix administered pain relief and kept the patient warm, before working alongside EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, a Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service Crew and the Police to get the man safely out of the car.

“The Magpas team then accompanied the man to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance, where on arrival he was in a stable condition.”

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “This was a single vehicle incident.

“Ambulance and the air ambulance services attended the scene.

“The driver suffered life changing injuries.”

There were long delays on the road between the junction with the B671 and the A1 (M) while emergency services worked at the scene, and the debris was cleared away.

The road was cleared by 1.50pm.