Driver ar­rested af­ter ‘wrong way’ crash on Bourges Boule­vard

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By ADAM UREN adam.uren@pe­ter­bor­oughto­ @ETADAMU

A PO­LICE pur­suit through Peter­bor­ough ended up with a car driv­ing the wrong way along a busy dual car­riage­way and smash­ing into a van.

A black Citroen Saxo was driven along the south­bound car­riage­way of the A15 Bourges Boule­vard in the wrong di­rec­tion yes­ter­day morn­ing, be­fore crash­ing into a Ford Tran­sit van near to the junc­tion with the A47 Soke Park­way.

It fol­lowed a pur­suit by po­lice just min­utes ear­lier which ended when the car went down a no-en­try road at the Tri­an­gle, in Lin­coln Road.

Mirac­u­lously, no­body was se­ri­ously in­jured in the col­li­sion, though 29-year-old Adam Gold­ing, who was driv­ing the van be­long­ing to his em­ploy­ers Lin­colnshire Pet Cre­ma­to­rium, said he was star­tled to see the car com­ing to­wards him.

He said: “It’s a bit shock­ing re­ally. I had just come off the round­about so I must have been go­ing about 30mph when I saw this car com­ing to­wards me.

“The driver saw me and started to brake, but be­cause it was greasy and wet the back end of the car went out and it spun into the van.

“Not much dam­age has been done to the van’s body­work but it’s a bit of a mess un­der­neath to the steer­ing col­umn.

“I haven’t been se­ri­ously in­jured but I’ve had a few back prob­lems re­cently and it felt a bit stiff af­ter the crash, so I’ll go and get it checked out.”

Cam­bridgeshire Po­lice said that the in­ci­dent be­gan to un­fold at about 10.53am, when the Saxo was al­legedly flagged up on the Po­lice Na­tional Com­puter.

The of­fi­cers then pur­sued the car along Lin­coln Road, when it went through the no-en­try road at the Tri­an­gle.

The po­lice then stopped their pur­suit due to the dan­ger of fol­low­ing the car.

The col­li­sion on Bourges Boule­vard caused huge tail­backs stretch­ing back as far as Wer­ring­ton, with the road par­tially blocked while the ve­hi­cles were re­cov­ered and ac­ci­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion teams car­ried out their ex­am­i­na­tions.

A 23-year-old man was ar­rested at the scene in con­nec­tion with the col­li­sion on sus­pi­cion of fail­ing to stop for po­lice, dan­ger­ous driv­ing and driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied.

An­other man is be­lieved to have fled the scene and is be­ing sought by po­lice for ques­tion­ing.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this man should con­tact Cam­bridgeshire po­lice on 101 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555111.

COL­LI­SION: This car in­volved in a wrong-way col­li­sion on Bourges Boule­vard. PICTURE: ROW­LAND HOB­SON

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