Children airlifted to hospital after three-car collision near Corby

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Two children were airlifted to hospital in Nottingham after a three-car collision in Blatherwycke near Corby.

Five people were injured in the accident on Saturday (August 9) and both Warwickshire and Northamptonshire and Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulances attended the scene.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire’s air ambulance said: “We were tasked to help a 14-year old girl who had sustained head and pelvic injuries in the collision, while Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance helped an eight-year old boy with head and chest injuries.

“Both patients were given pain relief and immobilised at the scene before being airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for further treatment. The remaining patients, all adults, were treated and taken to hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service.”

On Sunday (August 10), the same crews were called to Kilsby after five people were injured in a collision involving two cars.

A six-year-old boy, who suffered neck, chest and abdominal injuries, was given advanced pain relief at the scene before being airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

A 28-year old woman who suffered head and leg injuries was given advanced pain relief and airlifted to the same hospital for further treatment.

Another patient, a man in his late 40s, was treated for serious leg injuries at the scene by a critical care paramedic from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and was taken by land ambulance to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire.

The spokesman said: “The paramedic travelled with the patient in order to monitor his condition. The remaining two patients, including a one-year old baby were treated at the scene by crews from East and West Midlands Ambulance Service.”