Man airlifted to Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, following Great Chesterford crash

A man was airlifted to hospital following a crash in Great Chesterford last night (May 10). Picture: SAFFRON WALDEN FIRE

A man was airlifted to hospital following a crash in Great Chesterford last night (May 10). Picture: SAFFRON WALDEN FIRE

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A man was airlifted to hospital after he crashed his car into a lamp post in Great Chesterford yesterday evening (May 10).

A man was airlifted to hospital following a crash in Great Chesterford last night (May 10). Picture: SAFFRON WALDEN FIREA man was airlifted to hospital following a crash in Great Chesterford last night (May 10). Picture: SAFFRON WALDEN FIRE

The man, believed to be in his 60s, suffered a heart attack and was airlifted to Papworth Hospital in Cambridge by the East Anglian Air Ambulance for specialist treatment.

The incident took place on London Road in the village around 6.45pm and the East of England Ambulance Service sent an ambulance crew, two rapid response vehicles, and an ambulance officer.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 6.48pm to reports of a car that had crashed into a lamp post on London Road, Great Chesterford.

“The man was in cardiac arrest and was not breathing. He was airlifted to Papworth Hospital in a critical condition.”

Saffron Walden Fire Station posted on Facebook: “Both our crews were called to a car crash in London Road, Great Chesterford. One casualty left in care of air ambulance doctors and paramedics.”

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