December 19 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 31, 2013
A lorry driver has been reported for driving without due care and attention after a six-vehicle collision on the A14 in Cambridgeshire which left a woman with neck injuries.
The collision happened at 8.10am today (Thursday) on the eastbound carriageway near Junction 33 for Milton, near Cambridge.
The lorry blocked both lanes of the carriageway after it became wedged between the barriers.
Firefighters from Cottenham, Ely and Newmarket were called to the collision and cut a woman free from a silver Volkswagen Golf. She was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, with a neck injury.
Other vehicles involved included a white Citroen Berlingo van, a green Ford Focus, a red Citroen C4 and a blue Seat Ibiza.
The road reopened shortly after noon.
This morning’s rush hour crash came after a lorry carrying chickens burst into flames on the westbound carriageway of the A14 in the early hours of today.
Numerous calls were made to Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service at 2.47am as the lorry, carrying chickens, caught alight between Brampton Hut and Ellington.
Six fire crews were sent to extinguish the blaze and dampen down the carriageway.
A police spokesman said a full road closure had to be put in place for safe recovery, with diversions along the A1(M) and the A605 to rejoin the A14 at Thrapston.
The road re-opened at about 1.30pm.