A14 CRASH: Driver pulled free by motorists after serious crash involving five cars and two lorries

Picture: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Picture: West Midlands Ambulance Service

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Five people have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash on the A14 on the Northamptonshire/Leicestershire border.

Long delays remain on the A14 this afternoon following the accident during rush hour this morning (Thursday).

Scene of the tailbacks after the accident on the A14 near Catthorpe junction. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER NNL-160225-145550001

Scene of the tailbacks after the accident on the A14 near Catthorpe junction. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER NNL-160225-145550001

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to help the neighbouring East Midlands Ambulance Service just before 8.50am today and sent two ambulance crews, three rapid response vehicles, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It happened on the westbound carriageway approximately two miles from Catthorpe and involved five cars and two lorries.

“The driver of a Volvo had been pulled free by members of the public. He was experiencing pains to his body and had some cuts to his face. He was flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“From the other cars involved, a man with shoulder, back and neck injuries was flown and a woman with back pain was taken by land ambulance, both to the same hospital.

Picture: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Picture: West Midlands Ambulance Service

“Two other men who were both ‘walking wounded’ casualties were taken to Kettering General Hospital.”

The A14 was closed following the crash. All lanes have now reopened but there still severe delays and queueing traffic on the A14 westbound between junction two for Kelmash and Catthorpe Interchange.

Congestion stretches back to junction four for Rothwell.

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