Warning to motorists after three crashes in 12 hours on same stretch of A47 near Peterborough

Fire crews cutting people free from the Nissan Micra which left the A47 near Thorney last night
Fire crews cutting people free from the Nissan Micra which left the A47 near Thorney last night

Drivers using the A47 are being told to “slow down and take into account the road conditions” after three car crashes in 12 hours near Peterborough.

A crash partially blocked the A47 at Eye near Peterborough this morning, Thursday December 17.

The crash took place at 5.42am and involved a silver Vauxhall Omega Elite.

It is believed the car went over the middle of the roundabout. It was the only vehicle involved and it is not clear at this time whether the driver, a man in his 50s was injured.

Ambulance crews did attend the scene and police were called to clear debris from the carriageway.

It follows a serious collision on the same stretch of road last night, Wednesday,the New Cut Junction near Thorney.

Police were called at 7.24pm last night (Wednesday, December 16) by the ambulance service with reports of a collision at the Thorney Bypass on the A47.

The collision involved a blue BMW 318 and a blue Nissan Micra.

Three people were involved, two of whom were in the Micra which ended up in a ditch.

They were cut free from the micra by fire crews and were taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

This was the second collision at the same location in a matter of hours.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Station Commander Carl Pardon said: “Our crews attended two road traffic collisions within two hours at the same roundabout.

“Luckily, our services were not required at the first incident but at this second incident, crews worked closely with ambulance and police colleagues to rescue two people.

“We do not like to see any areas in the county becoming collision hotspots so would ask all motorists to take just that bit of extra care on the roads now the winter nights have really set in. Slow down, take into account the road conditions and drive to arrive.”

The spate of crashes follow a fatal collision on the A47 in Rutland on Tuesday in which a Peterborough woman was killed.