Firefighters and air ambulance at the scene of a serious crash on the western edge of the Harborough district

As well as a person being trapped, medics are also assessing and treating another casualty injured in the two-vehicle collision

Friday, 5th November 2021, 4:01 pm
Updated Friday, 5th November 2021, 4:02 pm
Firefighters were this afternoon (Friday) battling to free a person trapped after a serious crash on the western edge of the Harborough district.

Firefighters were this afternoon (Friday) battling to free a person trapped after a serious crash on the western edge of the Harborough district.

The regional air ambulance has dashed to the scene along with police and land ambulances as a southbound stretch of the A5 was shut.

Fire crews from Lutterworth as well as Hinckley raced to the accident on the A5 near Sharnford at about 12.45pm.

As well as the person trapped medics were also assessing and treating another casualty injured in the two-vehicle collision.

The crash happened at the junction of the A5 with High Cross Road near Sharnford.

Police said the A5 has been closed southbound between Claybrooke and Ullesthorpe as they warned the road is not likely to reopen soon. “Please find an alternative route,” said police.