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Boy, 9, taken to hospital after collision

10 Feb 2020

Police are appealing for information following a serious collision in Benwick on Saturday (8 February).

At about 10.20am a white Vauxhall Vivaro was travelling along the B1093, Whittlesey Road, when the vehicle came off the road and overturned into the River Nene.

The passenger, a 9-year-old boy from Peterborough, was rescued by members of the public and taken to hospital by paramedics. He remains in a critical, but stable, condition.

The driver, a 33-year-old man from Peterborough, was not seriously injured.

He was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving while over the specified drug limit and has since been released under investigation.

The road was reopened at just before 5pm.

Anyone who witnessed what happened, or the events leading up to it, or who has dashcam footage, is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 177 of the 8 February. Alternatively, you can report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

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