Caistor woman trapped under lorry in Lincoln remains in hospital with serious injuries

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A Caistor woman remains in hospital with serious injuries after being trapped under a lorry in Lincoln yesterday.

The 57-year-old woman continues to be treated in hospital with “very serious injuries”.

As previously reported, the woman was involved in the accident with a Brinklow Quarry lorry on the Melville Street junction with Waterside North just after 8am on Wednesday, September 7.

She was trapped underneath the lorry for around half an hour before police, paramedics and firefighters were able to free her.

An air ambulance, paramedics and firefighters at the scene of the incident. Photo: The Lincolnite

An air ambulance, paramedics and firefighters at the scene of the incident. Photo: The Lincolnite

The victim was taken to Lincoln County Hospital and later transferred to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment with her injuries described as “serious”.

Her condition had not changed by the morning of Thursday, September 8.

An extraordinary rescue

Many have paid tribute to the work of the emergency services who freed the woman in a collaborative effort.

A spokesperson for East Midlands Ambulance Service said:

“This incident is a real example of services within the major trauma network working together to give the patient the best possible care.

“Our crews worked together with LIVES, the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, Police and Fire to free the patient and get her to the right place to continue her care.”

Chris Maddy said: “I witnessed the immediate aftermath of this when only police had arrived on scene.

“It was horrific and I have to give utmost respect to all emergency services for all their work in the face of such a terrible accident. Hope the lastly survives as they were doing everything they possibly could for her.”

Angie Gardiner said: “So sad, wishing her a speedy recovery. Thoughts are also with the lorry driver who must be in shock bless him.”

Others questioned the safety of the junction.

Rachel Ward said: “This junction is a nightmare for both pedestrians and motorists; the bridge wall masks any pedestrians waiting to cross (tucked round the corner) and if you’re exiting then you can’t see the cars coming down Broadgate!”

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