Rescue crews free driver from vehicle after collision close to Peterborough

Yesterday (December 8), rescue crews freed a driver - who later failed to provide a breath sample - from their vehicle after a road traffic collision near Peterborough.

By Ben Jones
Thursday, 9th December 2021, 1:57 pm

Police and rescue crews were called to Peterborough Road in Ailsworth at just after 1pm on Wednesday, where they found one car in a ditch and another blocking a roundabout.

The vehicle in the ditch was being driven by a 50-year-old woman, who had to be cut free. She was taken to Peterborough City Hospital as a precaution but was later arrested for failing to provide a specimen for a breath test.

The driver of the other car was not injured.

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A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: “We were called at just after 1pm yesterday afternoon with reports of a collision in Peterborough Road, Ailsworth.

One vehicle was blocking the road from the roundabout while another was in a ditch.

“The driver of the vehicle in the ditch, a 50-year-old woman from Peterborough, was cut from the vehicle after being trapped. She was taken to hospital as a precaution and later arrested for failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis. She remains in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

“The other driver was not injured.”

A statement from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service added: “At 1.20pm on Wednesday (8) crews from Stanground and Dogsthorpe were called to a road traffic collision on the A47 near Ailsworth.

“Firefighters arrived to find a collision involving two vehicles. Using specialist cutting equipment they released a casualty who was left in the care of ambulance crews.

“The crews returned to their stations by 2.55pm.”