Man suffers serious injuries after car hits fence off A47 at Thornhaugh

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A man was left fighting for his life after the car he was in careered off the road and a wooden post smashed through the windscreen

The 36-year-old was left with severe head and body injuries as a result of the accident, which happened on the A47 at Thornhaugh close to its junction with Old Oundle Road at 3.20pm yesterday (Sunday).

A wooden post speared the windscreen and hit the man after the BMW 318 had gone off the road and collided with a fence.

A Magpas Helimedix air ambulance was called and the man was flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he remains.

Police said the driver of the car, a 39-year-old woman from Leicester, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and has been bailed until May 6.

The other occupants of the vehicle, two girls aged 11 and seven, suffered slight injuries and were taken to Peterborough City Hospital.

It is believed the two girls are the daughters of the driver.

PC Theron Pearman, investigating, said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision or the vehicle prior to leaving the road, to call police.”

Anyone with any information should call the Roads Policing Unit on 101.

Magpas Helimedix’s Dr Charles Johnson and paramedic Ryan Warwick attended to the accident. A Magpas spokeswoman said: “When the Magpas team arrived, a Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crew had safely and efficiently removed a man from the vehicle.

“The Helimedix anaesthetised the patient, who suffered serious injuries.

“They then accompanied him in a land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.