Two seriously hurt after crashes

TWO drivers were fighting for their lives last night following two horrific collisions on the region's roads which saw both casualties thrown from their cars.

TWO drivers were fighting for their lives last night following two horrific collisions on the region's roads which saw both casualties thrown from their cars.

A man and woman were airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, following the separate accidents, both of which happened on the border of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire on Saturday.

The first incident left a man critically ill after he was thrown from his red Rover Metro as it left the B1104 close to Isleham, near Newmarket.

It is thought the driver lost control of his vehicle after overtaking another car.


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"The driver pulled in after overtaking a Rover 214. For some reason, his car went out of control, taking to the verge," said Sergeant Nigel Jennings, of Cambridgeshire Road Policing Unit.

"It then went through a hedge and fence into a wooded area, and the driver was thrown into the road."

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Cambridgeshire Police closed both the B1102 and the B1104 following the accident at 12.45pm, as debris and wreckage were cleared from the road.

The injured man, who has not been named by police, was immediately transferred to hospital by medical staff dispatched with the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Addenbrooke's staff yesterday described his condition as "stable".

The second smash, on the A1307 close to Cardinal's Green, near Haverhill, saw a female driver thrown from her Renault Clio as she travelled towards Linton at around 5.40pm.

Sgt Jennings, who is also investigating this incident for Cambridgeshire police, said: "The vehicle went out of control on what appears to be a gradual right hand bend. There were no other vehicles involved."

The woman, who again has not been named by police, was airlifted to Addenbrooke's suffering serious internal injuries.

She is currently in a stable condition in the Cambridge hospital's Neuro Critical Care Unit.

Police are now keen to hear from anyone who witnessed either accident, to help piece together the moments before the collisions.

Anyone with information on the collisions should contact Sgt Jennings, of Cambridgeshire Road Policing Unit, on 01480 422583.

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