Road closed as biker is hurt in crash
A COLLISION between a car and a motorcycle resulted in a section of the A47 being closed for approximately four hours yesterday.
The accident happened at the Wansford junction of the Old Leicester Road and the A47 at around 10am yesterday morning.
The male motorcyclist was stretchered to a helicopter provided by the East Anglian Air Ambulance and taken to hospital, where his injuries were thought to be serious but not life threatening.
Dave Johnson, who lives nearby heard the commotion from the accident from his home at dog boarding kennel Paws and Claws, in Old Leicester Road, Wansford.
Mr Johnson said: “There were three fire and rescue crews down there and what appeared to be most of Peterborough’s police officers.
“The motorcyclist was badly injured and it took some time before he could be airlifted to hospital.
“He was very uncomfortable and once they got him on the stretcher he groaned every time they tried to move him to the helicopter.
“The woman driving the car seemed to be quite shocked - you could tell by looking at the car that he had gone into it with quite an impact.
“The motorist landed on the right hand side of the road against a roadside field so he seems to have been thrown quite a long way.
“It is quite a dangerous junction and there are regularly accidents down here.
Inspector Terry Furlong, of Cambridgeshire Constabulary, confirmed that there had been a serious accident on the road.
Insp Furlong said: “There was a road traffic collision on Sunday morning on the A47.
“There were road closures while we tried to deal with the situation but we had concluded what we were doing by the early afternoon.”
The road was fully reopened again for other vehicles by 2pm.
HORROR CRASH: Parts of the A47 were closed yesterday after a collision involving a car and a motorbike, the East Anglian Air Ambulance was called to airlift the biker to hospital.