Six injured in A1 crashes near Stamford and Wansford

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SEVERAL people have been injured in crashes on the A1 this weekend.

Five people were taken to hospital after a blue Renault Clio left the road at Wansford and rolled over at about 8.40am on Sunday.

Inspector Terry Furlong, from Cambridgeshire police, said five people had been injured in the crash, with one suffering serious injuries.

Three people were taken to Peterborough City Hospital, while two have were taken to Addenbrookes Hospital. All the casualties were in the Renault Clio.

The road was closed until 2pm while the Clio was recovered from the verge at the side of the carriageway.

Insp Furlong added that at the moment it was not clear what made the car leave the road.

And a woman was taken to hospital with head injuries after her car crashed on the A1 near Stamford.

Emergency services including the Magpas air ambulance were called to the incident at 7.44pm on Saturday.

A spokesman for Magpas said: “We were called to a road traffic collision involving one car, which had rolled down the carriageway.

“A 24 year old woman had been helped out of the car by passers-by, because they were concerned it was going to catch fire.

“The Helimedix assessed the female patient, who had suffered a large laceration to her head.

“They administered pain relief, whilst they worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Crew. The woman, who was in a stable condition, was then taken to hospital.”