Teenagers injured in Grunty Fen car smash

PUBLISHED: 12:30 15 January 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 04 May 2010

The scene of the incident

The scene of the incident

TWO teenagers were taken to hospital with serious injuries on Friday afternoon after their car overturned into a water-filled ditch. Ely fire-fighters had to cut a female passenger free from the overturned silver Peugeot 106 at Grunty Fen, shortly after

TWO teenagers were taken to hospital with serious injuries on Friday afternoon after their car overturned into a water-filled ditch.

Ely fire-fighters had to cut a female passenger, 14, free from the overturned silver Peugeot 106 at Grunty Fen, shortly after 3pm.

The driver, aged 17, managed to free himself from the car with help from a paramedic who was first on the scene of the crash. Paramedics, police and fire crews from Ely and Cambridge were on the scene within 10 minutes.

Ely Fire Station manager Ady Slack said: "Both ambulance and fire crews worked well together to rescue the young female from the vehicle. The vehicle was in a difficult position in the ditch making it difficult to gain access to her. The crews worked hard to quickly remove her safely from the car after cutting away both doors to gain access, before passing her into the care of the ambulance crews on the scene."

Both teenagers were conscious and breathing when taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge by ambulance. The girl sustained injuries to her head and back.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.


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