Lorry driver suffers multiple injuries after vehicle overturns on A14

PUBLISHED: 09:57 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:55 18 May 2017

Fire crews at the scene of the incident on the A14

Fire crews at the scene of the incident on the A14

Archant

A lorry driver was rushed to hospital after his vehicle overturned on the A14 near Brampton this morning (Thursday).

Magpas Helimedix were called at about 4am to reports of an overturned lorry in the carriageway, with the East of England Ambulance Service and Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service also in attendance.

A spokesman for Magpas said: “The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man, in his 50s, who was trapped in the vehicle and had sustained multiple injuries before working with the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service to extricate him from the lorry safely.

“The patient was in a stable condition when an ambulance service paramedic crew took him to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in Huntingdon.”

Cambridgeshire police also attended to manage traffic while emergency services worked at the scene.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said crews from St Neots and Huntingdon were called to the scene.

The spokesman said: “Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to extricate a male casualty from the HGV.

Crews used absorbent granules to cover a leak of around 100 litres of diesel and also dammed the drains.

The road was closed for about an hour and firefighters returned to their stations by 4.44am.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Fri, 16:00

A group of St Neots parents whose children have been denied places at the Round House School on Love’s Farm are campaigning to secure entry in time for the September intake.

Fri, 13:26

Dozens of homes and businesses in St Neots are now without electricity as engineers work to use restore power.

Fri, 10:02

Competition is set to be fierce at Ramsey Cricket Club this summer as the players aim to raise money for charity using their batting skills.

Fri, 08:00

A 26-year-old who killed a man has been sent back to prison to complete his sentence after being caught driving while disqualified.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter