Third serious collision on A17 near Sleaford within days

Road and traffic news.
Road and traffic news.

Emergency services attended a crash on the A17 Sleaford bypass on New Year’s Eve yesterday evening (Thursday), just days after two other serious collisions on the same stretch of road.

According to police reports, a car left the road heading eastbound between Holdingham roundabout and the A153 junction at around 5.45pm, injuring two women.

The two women from the Sleaford area were in a silver VW polo which rolled over, say police. They were taken to Lincoln County Hospital with minor injuries. No other vehicles were thought to be involved.

Several drivers stopped to help at the side of the road before police and an ambulance crew arrived.

The road was closed until around 8pm to allow for recovery of the car.

Lincolnshire Police Special Constables attended and Tweeted a picture from the scene.

On Tuesday a local man in his 80s was airlifted to Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham at around 12.10pm when the red Peugeot 206 he was driving was in collision with a static lorry near the Kirkby La Thorpe junction on the westbound carriageway of the A17 bypass. He remains in hospital.

Once the road was cleared a cyclist was then seriously injured on the eastbound A17 Heckington bypass just after 6.30pm after being in collision with a Renault breakdown truck. Police said the cyclist, a man in his 40s from the east of the county, was seriously injured as a result and taken to hospital for treatment.

The road was closed following the collision and re-opened around 9pm.