Lorry driver in serious, but stable condition

PUBLISHED: 12:38 11 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:54 11 May 2010

A LORRY driver seriously injured in a collision between two lorries on the A505 near Royston is in a serious, but stable condition in hospital. The 37-year old man from Stevenage was involved in the accident just after midday yesterday (Monday) near the

A LORRY driver seriously injured in a collision between two lorries on the A505 near Royston is in a serious, but stable condition in hospital.

The 37-year old man from Stevenage was involved in the accident just after midday yesterday (Monday) near the Little Chef roundabout.

With police attending the scene were four fire crews, together with ambulances from Letchworth, Royston, and Cambridge.

An air ambulance was called from its base at RAF Wynton, but was not required.

They found the driver of one of the lorries trapped in his cab.

He was freed by fire fighters using cutting equipment, and taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Gary Sanderson, spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "The man had sustained life threatening injuries and required urgent medical treatment at the scene.

"The team of emergency medical technicians and paramedics worked closely with a doctor. The driver was stabilised on the roadside before being taken to hospital."

The driver of the other lorry involved was uninjured.

The A505 remained closed until after 6pm while investigations into the incident continued, causing long tailbacks as traffic was rerouted through Royston town centre.


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