News: Pictures emerge as police, firefighters and paramedics rush to ‘very bad’ five-vehicle crash

News: Pictures emerge as police, firefighters and paramedics rush to ‘very bad’ five-vehicle crash

Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…

A man has been arrested after a five-vehicle crash in Ingoldmells.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called after the collision between a van, a Vauxhall, a BMW, a Mondeo and a Toyota in Sea Lane at 9.16pm last night, Saturday, August 10.

The incident caused quite a lot of hold-up with one witness describing it as ‘very bad’.

Skegness fire crews attended the scene.

 

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue tweeted: “Crews assisted EMAS with first aid, used absorbant granules to absorb fuel spillage and made all vehicles safe.”

Police have revealed that four people were hurt as a result of the crash.

A force spokesperson said: “This was a five-vehicle RTC in Sea Lane, reported at 9.16pm.

“Vehicles involved: van, Vauxhall, BMW, Mondeo and a Toyota.

“Four people were taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.”

Emergency services attend a five-vehicle crash in Sea Lane, Ingoldmells
Emergency services attend a five-vehicle crash in Sea Lane, Ingoldmells
(Image: Oliver Fern)

The force also revealed that an arrest had been made in the aftermath of the collsion.

A spokesperson added: “One man, the driver of the Mondeo, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.”

After the incident it also emerged that one motorist demanded the firefighters move their vehicle so they could past Sea Lane.

That has prompted Skegness Fire Station to explain why their fire engines are parked where the way they are when at a crash scene.

In a Facebook post, it said: “We park in this position for a reason, not for your inconvenience.

“This is known as the “fend-off position” and is used as a last resort impact buffer to prevent a motorist from smashing into an existing scene and injuring patients and emergency workers.

“This would generally happen because of drivers ‘rubber necking’ to see what they are ‘missing’

“If a motorist collides into a vehicle parked in the fend-off position, the forces involved in the collision should see that car be deflected into the opposite direction of the scene thereby protecting the emergency workers.”



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