The condition of the five occupants of the car which crashed into a wall and burst into flames in Boston town centre on Tuesday have been updated.
A police spokesman said the driver has had knee surgery at Pilgrim Hospital, the front seat passenger had pelvic surgery at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.
They said one of the rear seat passengers, whose age wasn’t confirmed, is still in Pilgrim with damage to his arm that may need surgery and a 19 year-old passenger from Freiston Ings was in ICU due to internal injuries but is ‘recovering well’.
The final passenger, who is 16, has been discharged.
Wednesday, 9.47am – Five people were taken to Pilgrim Hospital with injuries after a car crashed into a wall and burst into flames in Boston town centre last night.
Emergency services were called to Norfolk Street just after 8pm after a red Ford Fiesta collided with the wall of the SureStart centre and burst into flames.
The dramatic scenes were captured on camera by Thomas Lister and published on The Standard website last night.
The five occupants of the car escaped before the fire but suffered injuries.
The driver, a 19 year-old Boston man, suffered deep cuts, fractured ribs and possible internal injuries.
The front seat passenger, also 19 and from Boston, fractured his hip and three rear seat passengers – a 16 year-old male from Langrick, a 20 year-old man from Frieston and a Boston man whose age has not been confirmed – all suffered arm fractures and less serious internal inuries.
All the casualties were taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital.
A structural engineer was called to look over the wall and the road remained closed until the early hours of this morning.
An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is ongoing and any witnesses who have not already spoken to police are asked to call 101, quoting incident 419 of July 9, or the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855.
The attached video shows the scene after it was cordoned off by police last night.