Little Thetford Baptist minister and wife hurt in crash

PUBLISHED: 12:11 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 May 2010

LITTLE Thetford Baptist Minister, Peter Cockerton and his wife, Rene, have been injured in a car crash. Passenger Mrs Cockerton, 71, and another passenger had to be cut free from the wreckage of the Renault Megane after it collided with another car and cr

LITTLE Thetford Baptist Minister, Peter Cockerton and his wife, Rene, have been injured in a car crash.

Passenger Mrs Cockerton, 71, and another passenger had to be cut free from the wreckage of the Renault Megane after it collided with another car and crashed into a tree on Thursday morning.

Fire-fighters used specialist cutting equipment to free the pair who were taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge along with Mr Cockerton, 76, who was driving. It is understood Mrs Cockerton, 71, suffered serious injuries.

Churchgoers at Little Thetford Baptist Church heard about the accident on Easter Sunday when the service, due to be conducted by Mr Cockerton, was cancelled.

Mr Cockerton was driving along the northbound carriageway of the A10 at Little Thetford when his car was involved in the crash with a Peugeot 307 car at around 11am.

The accident happened close to the junction with the A142 and closed the road for almost three hours.

The driver of the Peugeot, a 70-year-old man and his passenger a 62-year-old woman, both from Cumbria, were uninjured in the crash.

Cambridgeshire Police PC John Blood, who is investigating, said: "I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this collision to get in touch.

"Any information, no matter how small, could prove invaluable in determining what happened."

Anyone with information should contact PC Blood at the roads policing unit on 0845 456 4564.

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