Spalding police officer praised after Sutton Bridge crash

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A Spalding police officer has been lavished with praise after coming to the aid of an elderly driver involved in a car crash.

PC Ingmar Collinson was called to the scene where a Citroen C5 had left the A17 in Sutton Bridge and hit a tree at the junction of Railway Lane South at about 6pm on Wednesday.

It (wasn’t) a heroic act that would receive press attention but it’s these little things that make a difference

The 78-year-old car driver was on his way to McDonalds, Long Sutton, when the crash happened, according to his son Colin Neilson who posted a letter on social media website Facebook thanking PC Collinson for his help.

Mr Neilson wrote: “My Dad crashed his car (and) the police were there in minutes to tend to him.

“(Dad) was on his way for a treat (at) McDonalds (when the crash happened and when the police) called for an ambulance, they waited with him until it arrived.

“Dad is very frail these days and finds it difficult to even walk a few paces without being breathless.

“Once he was given the all-clear, the officers realised he hadn’t made it to McDonalds and offered to take him there before driving him home.

“They made sure he got inside okay and settled him down when the officer noticed the dog’s water bowl was a little low and offered to fill it up.

“It (wasn’t) a heroic act that would receive press attention but it’s these little things that make a difference.”