Lucky escape from car accident

PUBLISHED: 15:49 29 September 2010


POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information after a man from Royston had a lucky escape from a car accident.

On Wednesday morning at around 7.15am, a silver Vauxhall Corsa was travelling past the Little Chef restaurant on Baldock Road, when for reasons unknown it collided with some trees.

A paramedic who had just finished a night shift in Royston was driving home and stopped to give vital assistance to the man before colleagues arrived.

The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was then taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, where he is receiving treatment for serious head injuries.

Firefighters were also called to cut the roof of the man’s car off and release him, after he became trapped.

The Baldock Road was closed for around four hours after the incident.

PC Adrian Parke who is investigating the incident said: “It is very unclear at this time, why the car left the road and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at this time and who may have information which could help the inquiry to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Adrian Parke on 0845 33 00 222

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “A man who we believe to be in his 20s received a serious head injury and required rapid treatment and stabilisation by our paramedics.

“One of our paramedics who had just finished his night shift at Royston was driving home and stopped to give aid until his colleagues arrived.”

Do you know the heroic paramedic who stopped to help the man? Let us know here at The Crow by calling 01763 244977 or emailing


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