Woman suffers life-changing injuries in A45 crash near Wellingborough

This picture of the scene was posted by @TRPTSouth on Twitter
This picture of the scene was posted by @TRPTSouth on Twitter

A woman suffered life-changing injuries following a two-vehicle crash on the A45 near Wellingborough.

Police, fire, ambulance and the air ambulance were called out to the crash which took place at about midday yesterday (Sunday) near the Prologis turn on the A45 between Wellingborough and Rushden.

This picture of the scene was posted by @Northants_SRPU on Twitter

This picture of the scene was posted by @Northants_SRPU on Twitter

A red Ford Fiesta and a grey Peugeot 3008 were involved in the crash on the eastbound carriageway.

A spokesman for Northants Police said: “A woman was injured, she had got life-changing but not life-threatening injuries.”

The spokesman said the road was closed for some time to allow the air ambulance to land, and added: “One of the street lamps had been knocked over, which had exposed live wires, so the road had to be closed both ways.

“The ambulance, police, fire and air ambulance were all there.

“The man was taken to Coventry by land ambulance and the woman was going to University Hospital Coventry.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, and the police spokesman said: “There are reports of a potential third car in the area at the time and officers would particularly like to speak with the driver, as well as anyone who may have witnessed the collision.

“Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.”