Road closed as biker is hurt in crash

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

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.

Pic­tures: ET reader DAVE JOHN­SON

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