Man flown to hospital with serious injuries flowing crash near Cottesmore

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One man suffered serious injuries in a crash this morning (Monday), involving a car and a truck.

The male driver of the car was flown to Nottingham Queen’s Medical Centre by the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance following the collision on the B668 between Cottesmore and Greetham.

The road currently remains closed in both directions between the junction with Exton and the junction to Toll Bar.

The accident, which happened at 6.45am, was attended by police, fire, air ambulance and first responder Dr Leon Roberts from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme, known as Emics.

The driver of the car was trapped in his vehicle when it went into a ditch. Fire services cut him free from the wreckage.

Dr Roberts, who treated the driver of the car at the scene of the crash said he suffered “traumatic injuries.”

The driver of the truck suffered shock but was uninjured.