Frustration for drivers after double crash on the A14 causes congestion

Crashes on the A14 caused problems for commuters this morning.

Crashes on the A14 caused problems for commuters this morning. - Credit: Archant

Commuters faced long delays on their way to work this morning after two crashes on the A14.

At 5.48am a Saab 9-3 Turbo and a lorry collided on the eastbound carriageway near to Junction 30 for Dry Drayton, blocking both lanes.

Two fire crews from Cambridge and one from Cottenham were called at 6.08am, and used specialist cutting equipment to free a casualty. An ambulance service spokesman said that they sent a rapid response car and an ambulance, and took the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, with a spinal injury. They were in a stable condition on arrival. The vehicle was recovered at 7.15am and the road was fully reopened by 7.30am.

On the westbound carriageway of the A14 at Brampton at 7.23am, a Rover 75 crashed with a lorry, but the lorry driver did not stop the vehicle. A police spokesman added that it “didn’t look like there was any serious injury”. The road has now been cleared after both incidents.

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