Driver Dies in road tragedy
Police investigate and appeal for witnesses after fatal Collision:
POLICE have launched an investigation after a head-on collision left one man dead and a woman seriously hurt.
A BMW M3 and a Perodua MYVI were involved in the crash at around 10am on Saturday, leaving the Perodua in a ditch.
The cars collided on the Isle of Ely Way, known as the Chatteris bypass, close to the Wenny Road junction.
Emergency services rushed to the accident with the air ambulance, three road ambulances and a fast response vehicle all in attendance, but tragically the driver of the Perodua died at the scene.
He was said to be a local man in his late 50s. His female passenger was cut free and taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, for treatment for serious injuries.
The three people in the BMW were described as walking wounded and were taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital as a precaution.
Sergeant Chris Clare, from the road policing unit in March, is now appealing for witnesses to come forward with information.
He said: “I can confirm it was a two vehicle head-on collision resulting in one fatality.
“We have names and addresses of witnesses of people at the scene but we would ask those who have not spoken to us to come forward.
“We closed the road and launched an investigation to establish exactly what happened.”
A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We had five patients in total following a head-on collision. Two people were trapped and had to be freed.
“We took one seriously injured person to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the three walking wounded to Hinchingbrooke.”
The force of the collision spun the silver BMW while the Perodua ended up in a ditch.
Firefighters battled to free the Perodua driver and his passenger, and worked with paramedics to give medical attention.
Accident investigation officers combed the area for evidence, including using a new 3D laser scan- ner, closing the road for about five hours
Nearby residents said a speed camera had only just been installed after it had been either vandalised or knocked over in an accident.
One man, who did not want to be named, who lives in New Road, said: “There have been a couple of accidents with people pulling onto the road and not leaving enough time.”
Anyone with information about the accident should call police on 101.
COLLISION: The BMW car involved in the crash.
INVESTIGATION: The was closed as police officers carried out an investigation into the cause.