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Two people airlifted to hospital and a third injured after two-car crash

The crash scene after two people were freed from the wreckage of a two-car collision near Skeffington yesterday (Tuesday).
They were trapped following the collision on the A47 between Skeffington and Tugby.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

The crash scene after two people were freed from the wreckage of a two-car collision near Skeffington yesterday (Tuesday). They were trapped following the collision on the A47 between Skeffington and Tugby. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Firefighters freed two people from the wreckage of a two-car crash near Skeffington yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

They were trapped after a collision on the A47 trunk road between Skeffington and Tugby at about 4pm.

Three fire crews from Uppingham, Leicester’s eastern fire station and the heavy rescue unit from Oakham were called to the scene at 4.09pm.

The collision involved a Toyota Yaris and a Peugeot 206 travelling in opposite directions - both cars overturned and ended up in roadside ditches.

Two casualties were cut free by firefighters from the Toyota and were airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said one of the injured people had ‘potentially life-threatening injuries’ while the other had ‘potentially life-changing injuries’.

A third casualty was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary by land ambulance.

Sgt Adie Grant, speaking at the scene of the incident, told the Mail’s freelance photographer Andrew Carpenter that the road would be closed for about three hours for forensic collision investigators to carry out their work.

Story by Alex Blackwell.

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