Firefighters free pensioner by cutting off the roof of his Diahatsu

One of the vehicles being removed after the North Kilworth crash (posted on Twitter by the fire service)
One of the vehicles being removed after the North Kilworth crash (posted on Twitter by the fire service)

A pensioner was airlifted to hospital after a three-vehicle crash, one of which was a car transporter, in North Kilworth yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

The collision occurred on the Lutterworth Road in North Kilworth shortly before 12.15pm.

Firefighters were on the scene at 12.40pm, according to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service daily report log.

Fire crews from Lutterworth and Wigston attended and freed a man trapped in one of the vehicles by cutting off the roof.

Sgt Dave Stokes, from the county’s road policing unit, said: “The collision involved to two cars and a car transporter

“A man, who was suspected of having spinal injuries, was freed from one of the vehicles.

“The fire service removed the roof of his Diahatsu so he could be released. He was then airlifted to hospital as a precaution as he was aged in his 80s.”

The A4304 between North Kilworth and Lutterworth was closed for nearly two hours.

On Twitter, a Lutterworth firefighter tweeted: “Earlier we attended a three-vehicle road traffic collision. One casualty extricated by roof removal and flown to hospital.”

The man’s injuries are not thought to be serious. He was taken by the air ambulance to the Walsgrave Hospital in Warwickshire.

Story by Alex Blackwell

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