Lorry driver injured in A5 crash

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A lorry driver has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a collision on the A5 in Kilsby.

The 47-year old man sustained chest and abdominal injuries after his vehicle was in collision with another lorry earlier today (February 27).

A crew from Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was sent the incident at about 11.15am and arrived at the scene ten minutes later. On their arrival, the patient was trapped and needed to be extricated by the fire and rescue service.

The patient was assessed by the air ambulance crew for his injuries. He was given pain relief and anti-sickness drugs as well as medication to help with blood clotting.

Once he was freed for the wreckage, the patient was immobilised and airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire. The patient’s current condition is unknown.

Some 46 per cent of the air ambulance’s call-outs in January were road traffic collisions.