Road death causes chaos

PUBLISHED: 14:30 19 October 2007 | UPDATED: 20:12 01 June 2010

COLLISION: Emergency services at the scene of the accident and bottom, tailbacks along Barton Road and North Brink Road.

COLLISION: Emergency services at the scene of the accident and bottom, tailbacks along Barton Road and North Brink Road.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian died in a collision with a lorry in Leverington Road, Wisbech, on Wednesday. Nearby roads were closed for almost four hours, causing massive tailbacks, as emergency services worked at the scene of the

Many tailbacks occured as a result of the collision

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian died in a collision with a lorry in Leverington Road, Wisbech, on Wednesday.

Nearby roads were closed for almost four hours, causing massive tailbacks, as emergency services worked at the scene of the accident, which happened at about 1pm.

The victim, a man in his 20s, had not been named at the time of going to press.

The driver of the Scania articulated lorry, a 47-year-old man from Spalding, was uninjured.

Many tailbacks occured as a result of the collision

Parents were asked to collect youngsters early from nearby Peckover Primary School and they were escorted past the accident scene near the Oak Brewery site.

Two fire service crews, one from Wisbech and the rescue vehicle from King's Lynn, worked alongside paramedics and police to recover the body from beneath the lorry.

A fire service spokesman said: "They used the lorry's air suspension, along with airbags provided by the rescue vehicle, to lift the lorry."

Recovery vehicles arrived at about 4pm to remove the lorry. The Highways Agency also attended to clean the road.

A police spokesman said: "We are trying to find out exactly how the accident happened and anyone who saw either the lorry or the pedestrian prior to the collision should call police."

CONTACT: The road policing unit on 0845 456 4564.

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