Motorists urged to take care after accident in Abbotsley

Fire crews used specialist cutting tools to free the casualty.

Fire crews used specialist cutting tools to free the casualty. - Credit: Archant

Motorists have been urged to take care in changing weather conditions after an accident in Abbotsley left one man hospitalised on Monday (September 1).

The collision between two cars on Drewels Lane resulted in a man being trapped in his vehicle which had left the road.

Medics from East Anglia Air Ambulance and the ambulance service were called at 4.43pm, followed by two fire crews from St Neots at 4.53pm.

Firefighters had to cut the man out of the wreckage while two further casualties had already freed themselves before emergency services arrived.

Paramedics treated the man who suffered back and hip injuries and he was driven to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The two other casualties were treated for minor injuries but not taken to hospital.

St Neots station commander Paul Clarke said: “As we turn from summer to autumn, the fire service often sees a rise in the number of road traffic collisions we attend. Conditions begin to change and we would urge motorists - especially those driving on the county’s rural roads - to drive to the conditions, take care and never rush to get to your destination.”

All crews had returned to their station by 6.30pm and the male casualty arrived at the hospital by 6.41pm.