Near death late night crash

Two young men suffered life-threatening injuries after their car left the road in a late night crash. The 18-year-old driver, 16-year-old back seat passenger and a fellow male passenger who was sitting in the front of the blue Astra were treated at the road side on Stanford Lane in Clifton after they became trapped when the vehicle hit a tree late last night (Thursday).

Two young men suffered life-threatening injuries after their car left the road in a late night crash.

The 18-year-old driver, 16-year-old back seat passenger and a fellow male passenger who was sitting in the front of the blue Astra were treated at the road side on Stanford Lane in Clifton after they became trapped when the vehicle hit a tree late last night (Thursday).

Police and fire service as well as ambulance crews from Biggleswade, Letchworth, Shefford and Stevenage were called to the crash near Clifton Cricket Club shortly before midnight.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "The team of paramedics worked extremely hard at the roadside to stabilise and treat the three injured men, two of whom received life threatening injuries. One was taken to Lister Hospital and the other to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. The third patient, who sustained minor injuries, was also taken to Lister."

The driver was later transferred to The Royal Free Hospital in London.

Leader of the crash investigation team, PC David Clarke, would like to speak to anyone who may have information about the crash. Witnesses are urged to call 01234 842469.

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