Man, 36, dies from injuries sustained in A47 crash when fence post speared windscreen

09:58 20 February 2014

The BMW which crashed into fence along the A47 at Peterborough

The BMW which crashed into fence along the A47 at Peterborough

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A 36-year-old man who was speared by a post when a car left the road and collided with a fence on Sunday has died.

Post spears windscreen of A47 accidentPost spears windscreen of A47 accident

Victor Matimba, of New Parks, Boulevard, Leicester, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital after the collision, which happened at 3.20pm at Thronhaugh close to its junction with Old Oundle Road.

He received serious injuries from a post which speared the windscreen of the BMW car he was travelling in.

The driver of the car, a 39-year-old woman from Leicester, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and has been bailed until May 6.

The other occupants of the vehicle, two girls aged 11 and seven, suffered slight injuries and were taken to Peterborough City Hospital.

Fire crews at the scene of A47 collisionFire crews at the scene of A47 collision

Pc Theron Pearman, investigating, said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision or the vehicle prior to leaving the road, to call police.”

Anyone with information should contact Pc Pearman at the collision investigation unit on 101.

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