Man trapped in car after crash

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A MAN was cut out of a car and taken to Addenbrooke’s Hopsital in Cambridge after the vehicle he was travelling in landed in a ditch.

The red Suzuki Swift was found on its side in a ditch was found in a ditch alongside the A141 at Westry, March at around 12.35am on Thursday.

Two fire crews from March, one from Wisbech and a rescue vehicle from Dogsthorpe attended the single vehicle accident and the ambulance service were also on scene.

The Magpas Helimedix team including Magpas’ Dr Anne Booth and volunteer paramedic Ashley Richardson attended in Magpas’ rapid response vehicle.

The car had left the road and flipped into the ditch.

A woman had managed to get out of the vehicle and was suffering minor injuries, the other patient, a male in his early 30s was trapped in the car down a 6ft ditch. The Magpas Helimedix team assessed and then assisted the ambulance and fire crews with the rescue of this patient.

Helimedix then escorted the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the region’s specialist trauma centre where his condition on arrival was stable.

Debbie Florence from Magpas said: “Sadly this incident highlights how crucial the Magpas Helimedix service is especially at night time. Magpas are the critical care service that operates after dark with a doctor and paramedic. We need the public support more than ever to continue this lifesaving service across the East of England.”