Young driver seriously injured after he crashed on the northern edge of Harborough

The man, who is in his 20s, had to be cut free by firefighters after his white Mercedes ended up on its roof on a grass verge at Stoughton

Monday, 8th June 2020, 12:13 pm
Updated Monday, 8th June 2020, 12:14 pm
The man, who is in his 20s, had to be cut free by firefighters after his white Mercedes ended up on its roof on a grass verge at Stoughton.

A young driver was seriously injured after he crashed on the northern edge of Harborough on Saturday afternoon.

The man, who is in his 20s, had to be cut free by firefighters after his white Mercedes ended up on its roof on a grass verge at Stoughton.

The dramatic single-vehicle smash happened in Thurnby Lane, Stoughton, just after 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

Police who raced to the scene immediately requested help from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

Two fire engines, from Eastern fire station in Leicester and Wigston fire station, instantly responded.

Firefighters used specialist tools to cut the battered car’s roof off and free the trapped driver.

He was rushed to the Queen's Medical Centre at Nottingham to be treated for “possible life-changing injuries”, Leicestershire Police said.

Thurnby Lane was closed for several hours following the devastating accident on a rain-soaked afternoon.

The driver, who hasn’t been named, is still receiving treatment in hospital as police officers try to establish how the crash occurred.

Any eye-witnesses or anyone with any information about the incident is urged to call police on 101, quoting incident 301 of 6 June.