LATEST: Five injured and three airlifted to hospital after “horrific” A17 army truck crash

The five lorry crash on the A17. PHOTO: Sandra Warner RkuARoGX3zcrYZIxSubn
The five lorry crash on the A17. PHOTO: Sandra Warner RkuARoGX3zcrYZIxSubn

Three men have been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries and a woman and man taken by ambulance following a “horrific” crash on the A17.

The crash took place at 11.58am today, Thursday May 19, on the A17 Swineshead Bridge.

It involved a lorry and four army trucks. Each of the drivers has been injured.

Three men have been airlifted to hospital - two to the Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, and one to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.

A woman has been taken to Queen’s Medical Centre by land ambulance. A fourth man is being treated in Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

The three men airlifted to hospital are understood to have received serious injuries.

The crash on the A17 - Photo: Brian Fairweather

The crash on the A17 - Photo: Brian Fairweather

The military vehicles were being transported by civilians not military personnel.

The road remains closed.

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