A14: Royal Mail Lorry Crash

16 December 2012, 10:16

The westbound A14 has re-opened after a near four hour closure when a lorry jack-knifed at Spaldwick, near Brampton Hut earlier today.

The vehicle, a Royal Mail articulated lorry, went into the central reservation at around 5 o'clock this morning (Sunday 16th).

The westbound carriageway of the A14 was closed between Brampton Hut and Spaldwick until around 9am.

One lane has now re-opened westbound, but a speed restriction will remain in place for the rest of the day whilst repairs are carried out.

There's also an eastbound lane restriction until the central barriers are replaced.

Elsewhere, a driver has been seriously hurt after their car careered off the A142 Ely Road in the village of Witchford near Ely, and ended up in a ditch.

Cambridgeshire Police say their officers arrived at the scene just after midnight yesterday (Saturday 15th) and gave the driver CPR after finding them slumped in the vehicle's footwell.

The driver has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries. 

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