Chatteris man hospitalised after lorry overturns on A142 near Mepal - Magpas air ambulance flies to the scene

The lorry which overturned on the A142 near Mepal yesterday

The lorry which overturned on the A142 near Mepal yesterday - Credit: Archant

A Chatteris man was hospitalised yesterday after the 32 tonne lorry he was driving overturned on the A142 near Mepal.

Chatteris man hospitalised after lorry overturns on A142 near Mepal

Chatteris man hospitalised after lorry overturns on A142 near Mepal - Credit: Archant

The accident happened when the man, who is in his 40s, suffered a medical emergency.

A Magpas spokesman said: “At 10.34am Magpas doctor Andy Lindsay and paramedics Dan Cody and Dan Read landed in Chatteris, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat the driver of a lorry involved in a single vehicle collision.

“The Magpas team assessed the man and provided him with advanced pain relief and anti-sickness medication.

“He was then taken by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he was in a potentially life threatening condition upon arrival.


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“The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were chief pilot Richard Eastwood and crew member Rob Davies.

“An EEAST paramedic crew was also in attendance.”

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No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

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