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Firefighters free cyclist trapped under vehicle after accident in Market Deeping

Firefighters released a female cyclist who was trapped under a vehicle after an accident in Market Deeping this morning (Thursday)

Crews from Crowland, Market Deeping and Spalding attended the accident at the junction of Tattershall Drive and Stamford Road at 10.41am.

They used specialist rescue equipment to free the cyclist who was left in the care of ambulance staff.

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was diverted to attend the incident. However, the woman's injuries were not thought to be life-threatening and she was taken to hospital by land ambulance. The road was clear from 1pm.

The air ambulance had diverted from a previous crash on the A17 in Lincolnshire in which a man in his seventies died.

A spokesperson at the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance said: “The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was dispatched to a medical emergency in Market Deeping just before 10.30am.

"Our Air Ambulance arrived on scene in just 15 minutes, where the crew treated a patient.

"Our medical team were not required to airlift the patient and were redirected to Lincoln County Hospital to collect medical supplies. They returned to base just before 1.00pm.

“This was one of two potentially life-saving missions our crew undertook on this day, the other being a road traffic collision in Heckington.

"The life-saving work of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is only possible thanks to the generosity of local people who continue to support our charity.”

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