A 57-year-old mother of three who was trapped under a lorry in a horrific collision in Lincoln is still in a “stable but critical” condition in hospital.
Police have named the victim as Kate Nicol from Caistor, who recently retired from a long career in the NHS.
Her family have said in a statement:
“Our only thought right now is supporting Kate in her recovery. We are very grateful for the good wishes we have received but request that our privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”
As reported previously, Kate suffered severe injuries when she became trapped under a Brinklow Quarry lorry on the Melville Street junction with Waterside North just before 8am on Wednesday, September 7.
She was trapped underneath the lorry for around half an hour before police, paramedics and firefighters were able to free her.
The victim was taken to Lincoln County Hospital and later transferred to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment with her injuries described as “serious”.
Many have paid tribute to the work of the emergency services who freed the woman in a collaborative effort.
A spokesperson for East Midlands Ambulance Service said:
“This incident is a real example of services within the major trauma network working together to give the patient the best possible care.
“Our crews worked together with LIVES, the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, Police and Fire to free the patient and get her to the right place to continue her care.”
Chris Maddy said: “I witnessed the immediate aftermath of this when only police had arrived on scene.
“It was horrific and I have to give utmost respect to all emergency services for all their work in the face of such a terrible accident. Hope the lady survives as they were doing everything they possibly could for her.”
Angie Gardiner said: “So sad, wishing her a speedy recovery. Thoughts are also with the lorry driver who must be in shock bless him.”