Friday, 16 August 2013

Stand Behind The Crash Barrier - Warning To Motorists

Motorists are being warned to keep themselves safe on the road if their car breaks down.

Firefighters are asking motorists to ensure they get to a place of safety and stand behind crash barriers should they need to leave their vehicle on a carriageway.

The call comes following an incident attended by Huntingdon crews this afternoon (August 16) on the westbound A14 between Brampton Racecourse and Brampton.

A car had broken down and while someone was investigating the problem under the bonnet, a collision took place. Two people have been taken to hospital by ambulance.

Eddie Theaker, Watch Commander at Huntingdon, said: "We would urge drivers and passengers to leave their vehicles and find a suitable place of safety as quick as possible should they find themselves out of their vehicle on a carriageway.

"Incidents like these do happen and it is imperative people put their own safety first and wait until suitable measures are in place to attend to their vehicle."

The fire service was called at 2.25pm to the incident and crews assisted the ambulance service with casualty care. No extrication work was needed and crews returned to their stations by 3.35pm.