Woman airlifted to hospital after Broughton crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash
Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash

Three people were taken to hospital after a crash in Broughton.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident which took place at 6.40pm yesterday (Wednesday) at the junction of Broughton Road and Pytchley Road.

A blue Ford Focus travelling from Pytchley was in collision with a black Mercedes SLK travelling from Broughton towards Orlingbury at the crossroads.

The driver of the Focus – a 25-year-old woman from Wellingborough – was airlifted to Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry with a suspected head injury and broken shoulder.

The driver of the Mercedes – a 24-year-old man from Broughton – and his passenger, a 15-year-old boy, were taken to Kettering General Hospital with minor injuries.

A spokesman for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance said: “The call out was received at 6.58pm and the air ambulance landed at the incident involving two vehicles just 16 minutes later.

“On scene a 25-year-old female was trapped in a car which involved a prolonged extraction, being cautious to avoid any further injury. The air ambulance crew assessed the patient who complained of abdominal and pelvic pain. The patient was also suffering from a head injury therefore they immobilised her on a stretcher and put the casualty into a medically induced coma to enable them to secure the airway, and take control of her breathing for flight, she was then airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.”

Anyone who saw the accident is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.