Man and woman seriously injured in Corby collision

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A 31-year-old Corby man was airlifted to hospital after sustaining head and chest injuries in a collision between a car and a lorry in Corby.

The accident involving a blue Volvo articulated lorry and a blue Citroen C1, happened at about 11.40am on the A6003 Uppingham Road on Wednesday, September 18. It also left a 31-year-old woman from Corby, who was the passenger in the Citroen, with serious injuries. She was taken to Kettering Hospital for treatment.

Both of the casualties are said to be in a stable condition. The driver of the lorry was uninjured.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance (DLRAA) were called to the scene at 11.55am and police closed a section of the A6003 while emergency services dealt with the accident.

A spokesman for the service said: “East Midlands Ambulance Service were already on the scene and three patients were undergoing treatment by the crew, however two of them remained trapped.

“One patient was assessed by a DLRAA doctor and the two trapped patients, who were extricated by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue, were assessed by the crew’s paramedics.

“One of the patients, was treated for head and chest injuries and required urgent transfer to the nearest major trauma centre. He was flown by DLRAA to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.”

Police are appealing for witnesses following the accident which happened on the outskirts of Corby near to the Danesholme estate.

They are particularly keen to speak to the driver of a silver Rover which was travelling behind the lorry and is likely to have witnessed the collision.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.