UPDATE: Three seriously injured and five trapped in serious incident near Wisbech

The crash. Pic: Cambs Fire and Rescue
The crash. Pic: Cambs Fire and Rescue
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A serious single vehicle crash shut the A1101, Sutton Road near Wisbech this morning, Tuesday August 2.

Police were called at 5.52am to reports of a minibus, carrying eight people, crashing into a ditch at Leverington. The location is know locally as Gypsy Bends.

The road was closed in both directions between Parson Drove Lane and the A1165 Little Ramper due to investigation work.

Fire services attended the scene to cut five trapped passengers out of the vehicle.

Firefighters also assisted the ambulance service with administering first aid.

Incident Commander Ady Slack, from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Crews were faced with a difficult situation with five casualties trapped in the vehicle. They worked closely with colleagues from the ambulance service to release the casualties safely.”

The scene on Sutton Road this morning

The scene on Sutton Road this morning

The Magpas team assessed a man in his 20s who had sustained serious chest injuries. They anaesthetised him at the scene then accompanied him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he was in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival.

EEAST Ambulance Service paramedics treated a further two people who had been seriously injured. They were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Paramedics also assessed five who had escaped with minor injuries. They were taken to Peterborough City Hospital.

The road has now reopened.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the road policing unit on 101.