A151 closed at Grimsthorpe near Bourne after serious crash involving car and tractor

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THE A151 at Grimsthorpe has reopened following a crash in which a woman was seriously njured this morning (Friday).

A VW Golf and a red tractor were involved in the crash, which happened at about 10am.

The female passenger of the Golf was freed by the fire service and airlifted to hospital. She is said to be in a serious condition.

A volunteer emergency doctor from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme, known as Emics, attended.

Dr Leon Roberts, a Senior Medical Officer with the Royal Army Medical Corps, was called by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist and he was the first medic at the scene.

Dr Roberts assessed her injuries and stabilised her condition before calling for air ambulance support.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance took the woman to the neurological centre at University Hospital Coventry. The doctor on the air ambulance was Dr Stuart Maitland-Knibb, who is also a volunteer with Emics in his spare time.

All doctors in Emics are volunteers who attend emergency incidents at the request of and in support of staff from the the ambulance service.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to call the non emergency 101 number quoting incident number 115 of July 13.