Spalding councillor thanks emergency services after being involved in collision at Hop Pole
A councillor who was involved in a two-car collision last week has thanked the emergency services for ‘vital’ assistance.
A blue Skoda driven by Mark Le Sage, who serves on South Holland District Council, was involved in the incident with a black Mini Cooper on the A1175 near Hop Pole at 10.14am on Friday morning.
Both drivers sustained injuries.
“I'd be very grateful if you'd allow me to say a huge thank you to all the emergency services who attended Friday mornings incident on the Deeping Road,” said Coun Le Sage,
“It was very fortunate that an off-duty fire officer, nurse and first responder were on the same road at the same time and were able to offer immediate support.
“Fire crews from Spalding and Deeping, two East Midlands Ambulances including the air ambulance and the police from Bourne (attended).
“I cannot thank them enough for everything they did as well as the people that lived opposite the incident and cared for me whilst the emergency services carried out their vital role.”
The Mini driver was taken to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital while Coun Le Sage was seen at the Johnson Hospital in Pinchbeck and then at the Pilgrim.
“I know the NHS is continually in the news for poor results but on Friday they were amazing,” added Coun Le Sage, who said he was still feeling ‘sore’ following the incident.
“I have only great praise for all that they did.
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“I'm very very lucky and exceptionally grateful to everyone that helped. Thank you.”
Campaigners have long been calling for the speed limit at Hope Pole to be lowered to 40mph.
A police spokesman said: “The driver of the Mini sustained injuries and was taken to hospital. The driver of the Skoda also sustained injuries.”