VIDEO: Five injured as five HGVs involved in “huge collision” on A17

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The A17 remains closed this evening, Thursday May 17, after a serious collision between five HGVs injured five people.

Four military Bedford trucks were driving in convoy when they crashed into each other shortly before 12pm. An articulated lorry travelling behind them also went into the back of the last truck and jack-knifed into the other vehicles.

The scene of the A17 crash. Photo: SWNS

The scene of the A17 crash. Photo: SWNS

Rescue crews, including four air ambulances, four fire engines and four police cars, dashed to A17 at Swineshead Bridge near Boston, after reports of the “huge collision.”

Fire crews spent two hours cutting the drivers of the trucks and the HGV out of the wreckage.

Three men have been airlifted to hospital - two to the Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, and one to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.

A woman has been taken to Queen’s Medical Centre by land ambulance. A fourth man is being treated in Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

The three men airlifted to hospital are understood to have received serious injuries.

The military vehicles were being transported by civilians not military personnel.

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