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One person dead and 19 injured in minibus crash in Cambridgeshire

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

A woman has died and 19 people have been injured after a crash between a car and a minibus carrying pensioners at a Cambridgeshire crossroads.

Police were called to the B1040 between Woodhurst and Bluntisham near St Ives yesterday afternoon (14 November) after a crash between a white Mercedes minibus and a black Volkswagen Golf.

A woman in her 80s died at the scene and the driver of the car, a man in his 70s, was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

The Magpas Air Ambulance medical team declared it a critical incident. Credit: Magpas Air Ambulance

The road, which is a notorious accident blackspot, re-opened this morning after it was closed for several hours.

A total of 18 passengers from the minibus, all aged between 60 and 80, were taken to hospital on Thursday night.

Two people from the minibus are in a critical condition and a further ten people remain in hospital with serious injuries.

Bluntisham Parish Council says it has been campaigning to improve the safety of the road for decades.

The Magpas Air Ambulance medical team declared it a critical incident. Credit: ITV Anglia

There's an accident every month.

It is a 60mph limit from all four directions, and it is badly lit and it is in the middle of the countryside. It is lethal, absolutely lethal.

It is too fast, it needs a roundabout and there has been campaign after campaign, but it is not high enough on the priority list.

All our thoughts are with the family and friends affected. It's awful.

– Cllr Philippa Hope, Bluntisham Parish Council
Police were called at about 4.50pm to the B1040 Somersham Road, at its junction with Bluntisham Heath Road. Credit: ITV Anglia

A huge emergency services response were called to the scene, including police, paramedics and firefighters.

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

Some of the minibus passengers were seriously injured Credit: ITV Anglia