Police appeal for witnesses after two seriously injured in car and lorry crash in Oakham

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Police are appealing for witnesses after three people were taken to hospital following a collision between a car and a lorry on the A6003 just south of Oakham on Friday.

Two air ambulances were called to the accident at 11.20am as where firefighters and police who closed the road. Dr Leon Roberts and Dr Tim Gray, of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme, also attended the scene and helped treat the three casualties.

The couple, a 76-year old man and 74-year old woman, were seriously injured when the blue Ford Mondeo they were driving collided with a lorry at the junction with Uppingham Road on the A6003.

Due to the serious injuries, both the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance responded.

The husband, the driver of the vehicle, was trapped by the door and the steering wheel. He was released by the fire and rescue service. He had chest and abdominal injuries, as well as a possible fractured arm.

His wife was treated for potential chest and leg injuries.

The couple’s condition has been described as critical but stable.

The driver of the lorry, a man, was also injured and was treated at the Queen’s Medical Centre complaining of neck injuries, he has since been discharged.

The road reopened at about 2pm.

Officers from the East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation unit are appealing for witnesses.

Det Con Paul Bingham said: “We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand to contact us.”

Call 101 and leave a message for DC 1288 Paul Bingham.