Sixteen injured in crash between lorry and bus


Sixteen people have been injured in a crash involving a lorry and a double decker bus on the A47 in Cambridgeshire.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We are currently attending a serious road traffic incident in Thorney Road, Guyhirn.

“The East of England Ambulance Service Trust has currently dispatched seven ambulance crews, three ambulance officers, two rapid response vehicles, a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Magpas Air Ambulance to the scene where the crew are caring for several seriously injured patients.

The scene of the crash
Image: Sixteen people were injured in the smash

“We are working closely with our emergency blue light colleagues, and we thank the public for their assistance at this time.”

The spokesman said a total of 16 people had been taken to Peterborough City Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The scene of the crash
Image: Police say they are appealing for witnesses

The Magpas Air Ambulance charity said in a tweet:”@Magpas_Charity enhanced doctor & paramedic team were called to a major incident on the A47 in the Wisbech area, involving an HGV & a bus. Approximately 15 people have been injured. All emergency services are on the scene. More info to come.”

The crash was initially declared a major incident because of the number of injured people but that was stood down just before 10am.

The scene of the crash
Image: An air ambulance was deployed

Cambridgeshire Police said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the A47 at 7.30am this morning.

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“Officers remain at the scene and the road is closed with diversions in place.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101. Motorists are advised to avoid the area or expect delays.”

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From – SkyNews


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