Woman ‘critical’ following car collision near Hitchin

A WOMAN who was airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries sustained in a car collision remains critical in hospital.

The woman was flown to a specialist trauma centre following the collision on the B655 in Pegsdon, near Hitchin, at 2.47pm on Friday.

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where the woman was taken to, said today (Monday) that she remains in a critical but stable condition.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson, who attended the collision, said: “On arrival, a woman was severely trapped in a car and was being cared for by members of the public who stopped at the scene to help.

“Paramedics worked closely with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) crew to treat, stabilise and immobilise her before she was flown direct to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridgeshire for further care.”

The woman, who was driving a silver Suzuki, was in a collision with a grey Ford Focus.

The occupants of the car, a male driver in his 80s and a woman in her 70s, were taken by land ambulance to Luton and Dunstable Hospital for further care. Their injuries are non-life threatening.

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