Motorist airlifted to hospital after two-vehicle crash
A VAN driver had to be cut free from his vehicle before being airlifted to hospital after a crash in the Harborough district.
The crash happened on the A47 trunk road between Billesdon and Tugby at about 7.30am yesterday.
A total of five fire appliances, the police and the air ambulance were called to the scene after a collision between a HGV and a van.
A spokesman for the air ambulance said: “A 64-year-old male was suffering from abdominal and spinal injuries, after the van he was driving was involved in a collision with a HGV.
“The patient, who had been trapped in his vehicle for an hour, was then extricated by DLRAA’s paramedics, who are specially trained in extrication, alongside fire and rescue, and supported by East Midlands Ambulance Service.
“DLRAA paramedics were able to provide pain relief to the patient, before immobilising him to avoid any further injuries.
“The patient was then airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire to the waiting trauma team.”
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