FIREFIGHTERS rescued a young woman trapped in an overturned car near Wyton last night.

Smoke was said to have been coming from the car which had crashed into a tree after it left the A141 close to RAF Wyton.

Crews from Huntingdon and St Ives arrived at 12.10am and used an ice path and ladders to reach the car which was about 50-60 feet from the road.

The woman, in her early 20s, suffered head, chest and pelvis injuries in the crash and was sedated by Magpas Helimedix before the firefighters could release her from the car.

The Helimedix called for a second team to attend because of the severity of the incident.

A man, also in his early 20s, suffered serious head injuries when he was thrown from the car into a nearby field and was anaesthetised. Both were taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

A 21-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl, both from Huntingdon, who were not in the crashed car, have been arrested on suspicion of obstructing police in connection with the crash.

They were released on conditional bail until October 1.

The road was closed until 6am.