Driver airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in critical condition after colliding with tractor in Ardleigh

The scene of an accident between a car and tractor in Ardleigh

The scene of an accident between a car and tractor in Ardleigh - Credit: Archant

A driver has been airlifted to hospital with critical injuries after his car collided with a tractor in Essex this morning.

The scene of an accident between a car and tractor in Ardleigh

The scene of an accident between a car and tractor in Ardleigh - Credit: Archant

The man, thought to be in his 60s, was driving his green Nissan Almera in Wick Lane, Ardleigh, when the crash happened at about 8.15am.

Firefighters from Colchester and Wivenhoe were called to free the man from the wreckage of his car.

He was flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham.

Police described his condition as “critical”.

The RAF search and rescue helicopter at the scene of an accident in Ardleigh

The RAF search and rescue helicopter at the scene of an accident in Ardleigh - Credit: Archant


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