One dead and 19 injured in serious crash between minibus and car in Cambridgeshire

A person has died following a “serious” crash between a minibus and a car in Cambridgeshire.

A further 19 people were taken to hospital after being hurt in the accident on the B1040 Somersham Road, near the villages of Woodhurst and Bluntisham, on Thursday at around 4.50pm.

The two vehicles were involved in a smash at the junction with Bluntisham Heath Road.

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) sent ten ambulances and two air ambulances to the scene of the collision.

A spokesman said: “Sadly, despite our best efforts one person died at the scene.”

The scene near the village of Bluntisham in Cambridgeshire where a minibus and a car were involved in a collision. (PA Images)
At least 20 people were injured in the crash (Picture: PA)

More than 20 firefighters were also sent to the scene, according to Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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A police spokesman said: “Multiple people are involved and some are seriously injured.

“The roads going in either direction at the junction have been closed and motorists are advised to avoid the area.”

Some of the people hurt were seriously injured (Picture: PA)

In total six people were taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital near Huntingdon and 13 people were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the road policing unit on 101 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report.