Sibsey man put eight-month-old first

Brian Hobbs who is now home after being discharged from hospital following a crash on the new A16 bypass near Crowland. Picture submitted
Brian Hobbs who is now home after being discharged from hospital following a crash on the new A16 bypass near Crowland. Picture submitted

A SELFLESS driver who was badly injured in a horror crash rejected treatment so paramedics could save the life of the baby in the other vehicle.

The family of Sibsey man Brian Hobbs have spoken of their relief when they heard that the eight-month-old boy, who was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after the crash on the A16 bypass on July 13, made a miraculous recovery this week.

Mr Hobbs’ left arm was broken in several places in the accident and he received severe cuts to his body because of his seat-belt, and also suffered a badly-damaged hip.

The father-of-four underwent hours of surgery at Peterborough City Hospital following the collision on the new A16 bypass near Crowland and was not discharged to his Besant Close home, until July 15.

His wife Jody said: “When it happened he knew there was a baby in the other car.

“He said to the paramedics ‘don’t worry about me, go to the baby’.

“Ever since he got home he has been online reading as much as he can to find out how the baby was doing.

“We are all just so relieved to hear that he is home.”

Mr Hobbs was on his way to work in Milton Keynes as the regional manager of Asda when the horrific collision happened on July 13.

Two air ambulances were scrambled to the scene and firefighters battled for 90 minutes to free the baby’s 33-year-old father from his car.

This week the baby was discharged from Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and is being cared for by his grandparents.

His dad remains in the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, in a stable condition while his 31-year-old mum is in Peterborough City Hospital in a stable condition.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident.