Driver, 84, airlifted to hospital after three-vehicle crash on the A426 Lutterworth Road, Leicestershire
An elderly man was airlifted to hospital after a crash involving three vehicles on the A426 Lutterworth Road, in Leicestershire.
Fire crews had to cut the roof off the car so that the badly injured man could be released from the wreckage.
The crash happened at about 1.30pm on Monday on the A426, south of Dunton Bassett.
It involved a Chevrolet Kalos, a Vauxhall Corsa and a Vauxhall Vivaro van.
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After being cut free, the 84-year-old driver of the Chevrolet was taken to Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospital for treatment, where his condition is described as stable.
A spokesperson for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) said: “The helicopter landed in a nearby field and the paramedics set about treating the casualty’s leg, arm and chest injuries.”
The Corsa driver was treated in hospital for minor injuries.
The van driver was not injured.
Detective Constable Ady Keeble, who is investigating the collision, said the Chevrolet and Vauxhall Vivaro were travelling along Lutterworth Road towards Dunton Bassett when the collision happened, and the Corsa was travelling in the opposite direction.
He appealed to anyone who saw the crash to call him on 101.
Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.