Five crashes on A14 in Cambridgeshire in three hours kills one and leaves county roads at a standstill

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Multiple road traffic collisions on the A14 across Cambridgeshire caused travel chaos yesterday afternoon, Monday, July 27.

Police have confirmed one fatality on the A14 at Alconbury. A lorry collided with a car at just before 4pm and the driver of the lorry died at the scene.

The A14 spur linking with the A1 at Alconbury was closed in both directions until around midnight.

One collision involved a car and a caravan and traffic was queuing back to Huntingdon for much of the afternoon, causing extremely heavy traffic on the A1 and all routes around Huntingdon.

Officers also dealt with collisions on the A14 at Girton, Godmanchester and others at Alconbury.

The road was shut eastbound due to a crash involving three vehicles at junction 27, Fenstanton, with queues all the way back to junction 23, the Spittals interchange at Huntingdon.

The road was also closed westbound at junction 31 at Girton following a multi-vehicle collision, which also caused delays on the M11 northbound.

How the afternoon unfolded:

The first collision involving three cars took place at Girton at 1.05pm. One person was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with a serious injury.

At Godmanchester at 2.24pm a car collided with lorry, nobody was injured.

An hour later at Alconbury a car towing a caravan collided with a lorry, again nobody was injured.

At Alconbury at 3.53pm a car collided with a lorry and the HGV driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

At Alconbury at 4.22pm there was a single vehicle collision – details not known.