THE A14 eastbound has been reopened following the recovery of a crane from a roadside ditch.

THE A14 eastbound has been reopened following the recovery of a crane from a roadside ditch near Godmanchester.

Police closed the road between 11am and 3.30pm to remove the vehicle, which crashed off the road near Junction 24 at 7.08am this morning (Monday).

The accident caused lengthy delays for motorists during the morning rush hour.

Police are appealing for help to trace a 4x4 vehicle which may have been involved in the accident.

Emergency services attended the scene and the crane driver was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital with slight injuries.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and are keen to trace a dark old-style Range Rover which may have been involved in a slight collision with the crane prior to it leaving the road.

PC Darren Nyul said: "We are keen to speak to the driver of the 4x4 which was pulling a twin axle trailer carrying a lawnmower as they may have important information regarding this incident."

INFORMATION: Anyone with any information should call PC Nyul on 0345 456 4564.

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