One dead in smash on the A14 near Bottisham

Police-accident

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A SECTION of the A14 near Bottisham will be closed for several hours following a fatal collision.

One person died and another suffered serious injuries following the collision involving a car and three lorries close to the turn off with the A1303 at 7.10am today (Thursday).

Both victims were in the car.

The road is set to remain closed for several hours while investigations are carried out. One lane of the eastbound carriageway is also closed while the central reservation is repaired.

Sergeant Gordon Murray said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision or any of the vehicles prior to it.


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“We’re particularly keen on hearing from anyone who saw any vehicle stopped or broken down on the slip road to the junction with the A1303.”

Anyone with any information should call the roads policing unit on 101.

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Services from Ely to King’s Cross and Ely to King’s Lynn, including Littleport, also experienced delays because of electrical problems on the line.

In the sporting world, both Ely City and Soham Town Rangers are due to be in action at the weekend but both games will be subject to pitch inspections amid plunging temperatures.

City are due to hose Spalding in the FA Vase while Soham host Romford in the Ryman League Division One North.

Ely Tigers Rugby was forced to cancel all training this week because of frozen pitches and club officials said inspections would be made on Friday to see if any matches could be played over the weekend.

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