Road closed after man and woman suffer life-threatening injuries in motorbike crash near St Ives

The ambulance service and police were first called.

The ambulance service and police were first called. - Credit: Archant

Two people are in a life-threatening condition in hospital after a crash involving a car and a motorbike.

A couple in their 40s were thrown 30m from their bike after the accident on Station Road, Needingworth, just before 1pm.

A man and a woman, who ended up in a water-filled ditch, both suffered severe lower leg injuries in the crash and have been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

They are in a serious to life-threatening condition, a spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said.

Both Cambridgeshire air ambulance teams, Magpas and the East Anglian Air Ambulance, were sent to site to treat the couple.


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Paramedic officer Stuart White said: “The man landed in a ditch and suffered serious injuries to his arm, leg and pelvis; the woman was treated for injuries to her lower legs and her condition was less severe. Both were taken to hospital by land ambulance with air ambulance doctors escorting.”

A Magpas spokesman said: “The Magpas medics arrived at 1.20pm and found a man, in his 40s, who had suffered serious injuries. He was sedated and provided with enhanced A&E level care before being driven to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he arrived in a stable condition.

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“A team from the East Anglian Air Ambulance was flown in and treated a woman, also in her 40s, who was also taken to Addenbrooke’s by ambulance.”

Police closed the A1123 between Harrison Way, St Ives, and High Street, Bluntisham, until about 3.30pm.

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