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Motorist airlifted to hospital after two-car crash

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was called to the scene NNL-140224-160855003

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was called to the scene NNL-140224-160855003

A motorist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a two-car crash in Husbands Bosworth on Sunday.

The crash happened at about 3.30pm on Sunday after the car the 57-year-old was driving collided with another car.

A paramedic from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) happened to be in the area at the time and stopped to assist.

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was called out due to the clinical nature of the incident, said a spokesman for the DLRAA.

The air ambulance crew left their base at approximately 3.37pm and landed at the scene 18 minutes later.

The injured man had sustained serious chest and possible abdominal injuries in the crash.

He was cut free from the vehicle by the fire service.

The air ambulance crew administered pain relief and the injured man was then immobilised before being airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

His condition was said to be stable upon arrival at the hospital, said the spokesman.

The other driver was treated by EMAS paramedics.

Story by Alex Blackwell

Follow Alex on Twitter, @BlackwellHarb.

 

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