GALLERY: Fire crews cut roof and doors off car to free injured driver

RTC on St Peters road March.

RTC on St Peters road March. - Credit: Archant

FIRE crews had to cut the roof and doors off a car in March today to free a driver trapped following a collision in St Peter's Road.

RTC on St Peters road March.

RTC on St Peters road March. - Credit: Archant

No other vehicle is thought to have been involved when the driver of a black Ford Fiesta suddenly swerved and careered into the rear of a parked car, an older style Fiesta.

RTC on St Peters road March.

RTC on St Peters road March. - Credit: Archant

An eye witness described the accident as 'a complete mystery.

'I was coming in the opposite direction when all of a sudden the car just seemed to lose control and the next thing I knew it had hit the parked car'.

The accident happened shortly after noon and two fire crews and paramedics were quickly on the scene.


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Rescue workers freed the driver and he was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Diversions were put into affect whilst the driver was freed from the wreckage of his car.

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The eye witness said road conditions were fine although there had been some rain earlier.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said they were called just after 11.30am following reports of a car hitting a stationary vehicle.

They said a man, who complained of chest pains, was taken by ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital 'as a precaution'. He was not thought to be in a serious condition.

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