Man injured after village ditch crash

Twentypence Road Cottenham closed after ditch crash

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to Twentypence Road near Long Drove, Cottenham after a man crashed into a ditch. - Credit: Lisa Cornish Parkinson

A man was injured after crashing into a ditch on a rural road today (Thursday). 

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to Twentypence Road towards Cottenham after the crash earlier this morning. 

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said: “We were called by the ambulance service at 7.40am to a report of a vehicle leaving Twentypence Road and crashing into a ditch.  

“A man who was driving the car and has been injured but it is not believed to be life threatening.” 

The road, which was shut in both directions at 8am, remains closed. 

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service were called at around 7.40am to Long Drove, Cottenham following the crash. 

”Crews arrived to find a vehicle stuck in a hedge and ditch with one person trapped inside,” said a spokesperson.  

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“Firefighters used specialist equipment to release the casualty from their vehicle.  

“Crews left the scene at around 9am.” 

The East of England Ambulance Service were called to Twentypence Road just after 7.30am.

“An ambulance, rapid response vehicle, an operations manager and two vehicles from the hazardous area response team were sent to the scene," a spokesperson said.

"An adult man was transported to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”