Man suffers serious head injuries in Corby crash

Accident in Oakley Road, Corby
Accident in Oakley Road, Corby

A 38-year-old man was airlifted to a major trauma centre after a high-speed crash in Corby.

Several roads around Corby Old Village were closed following the serious accident at about 4.20pm on Wednesday.

Two air ambulances were called to the scene in Oakley Road, near the Geddington Road roundabout next to St John’s Church.

A spokesman for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance said: “A 38-year-old male suffered serious head injuries following a high speed impact in his car, causing him to suffer repeated seizures, and which also left him with severe breathing difficulties.”

The WNAA crew helped rescue the patient from his vehicle, and called for its sister service the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) to attend as well as the patient needed urgent treatment by a doctor.

The spokesman added: “DLRAA quickly arrived at the scene, and the on board doctors were able to anaesthetise the patient to prevent further seizures, and airlift him to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire for treatment at the major trauma centre.”

A police spokesman said: “A silver Peugeot 208 was negotiating the roundabout and attempting to join the Weldon Road when, for reasons yet unknown, the driver lost control and the car was in collision with the central reservation barrier.”

Officers closed sections of Oakley Road, Station Road and High Street and advised motorists to avoid Weldon Road at the Geddington Road roundabout.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.