Woman airlifted to hospital after smash at blackspot

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A WOMAN had to be airlifted to hospital after a smash on an accident blackspot in Papplewick.

The 24-year-old was the driver of a Peugeot 306 car, which also contained two young children.

It left the road 100 yards from the junction of Blidworth Waye and the A60 Mansfield Road.

The accident happened at 9.50 am on Tuesday (September 20). The car crashed into the garden wall of a house.

The woman, who suffered severe head-injuries, was rescued from the vehicle by firefighters.

She was taken to the Queen‘s Medical Centre in Nottingham by the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. She was said to be in a serious but stable condition.

The two young children, who were in the back seat of the silver car, were uninjured.

They are understood to be aged three and four and apparently managed to free themselves from the vehicle before emergency services arrived at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved. The road was closed until 1.40 pm.

Police have launched an investigation, and anyone who witnessed the smash is asked to ring officers on 0300 3009999.

Blidworth Waye has been the scene of a succession of accidents in recent years.

In the past, there have been several calls for measures to improve safety on the narrow, winding road, particularly at its junction with Linby Lane at the heart of the village.

OUR PHOTO shows Blidworth Waye — DISPIC NHUD11-2456-1.