Road traffic collision - Girton - South Cambs

Two crews from Cambridge were called to a road traffic collision on Huntingdon Road after a single car came off the road, colliding with a wooden fence before turning on its side in a wooded area.

A male casualty was trapped inside the vehicle with a wooden post impaled through his lower chest.

Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to remove the roof of the car before cutting the post to allow the casualty to be extricated from the vehicle and taken to hospital.

The man is in a critical condition and is currently receiving treatment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Station Commander Bruce Parcell said the car was an electric vehicle but because of the damage to the vehicle they were unable to isolate the power which meant crews had to work carefully around the electrics because of the potential risk of electric shocks which could have led to a fire.

“It was a complex and time critical incident which was dealt with extremely effectively and professionally by fire crews, police and ambulance.” he said.

Firefighters returned to their station by 6.12am.