Fire crews free duo from car after St Ives collision

Fire crews at the scene in Somersham Road

Fire crews at the scene in Somersham Road - Credit: Archant

Two people were cut free from a car, after it careered into a field in St Ives yesterday evening (October 26).

The road traffic collision, which involved another car and a cyclist, saw crews from Huntingdon and St Ives attend, arriving in Somersham Road around 7.52pm.

Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to rescue two females from the car before taking them to hospital.

Station Commander Martin Ockenden said the cyclist had a three-inch lump over his eye after colliding with one of the cars.

He said: “The car had driven off the road into a field into lots of brambles so we had to cut all the brambles out to make a path to the car. We then cut the roof off the car and opened up the side. One of the female casualties was able to get out herself wearing a neck brace, the other was put on a spinal board and carried out.”

The driver of the second car, however, only had minor chest injuries and was not taken to hospital.

SC Ockenden added: “The cyclist was wearing a helmet. If he hadn’t have been, the injuries would have been a lot more severe, potentially fatal.”