A man remains in a critical condition and a second is described as being in a serious condition following the five HGV collision on the A17 yesterday, Thursday May 19.
Four military Bedford trucks were driving in convoy when they crashed into each other shortly before 12pm near Swineshead. An articulated lorry travelling behind them also went into the back of the last truck and jack-knifed into the other vehicles.
Rescue crews, including four air ambulances, four fire engines and four police cars, dashed to A17 at Swineshead Bridge near Boston, after reports of the “huge collision.”
A 56 year-old man remains critical in Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, and a 44 year-old man continues to be treated in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for serious injuries. Both men were drivers of the MOD vehicles and are from the South Yorkshire area.
The driver of the articulated lorry, a 23 year-old man, remains in hospital. One of the remaining MOD drivers did not require hospital treatment and the other was treated for less serious injuries.
Fire crews spent two hours cutting the drivers of the trucks and the HGV out of the wreckage.