UPDATE: Woman (61) seriously injured after A15 Sleaford bypass collision

The scene of the crash on the A15 Sleaford bypass. EMN-170322-155257001
The scene of the crash on the A15 Sleaford bypass. EMN-170322-155257001

A 61-year-old woman from the Bourne area is in hospital with serious injuries after a collision on the A15 Sleaford bypass yesterday (Wednesday).

According to Lincolnshire Police, the collision, reported at 2.15pm, involved a Nissan Micra and a Kia Sorento towing a caravan and the woman was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre with serious injuries.

A couple from Leicestershire, who were in the Kia, were treated at Lincoln County hospital for less serious injuries, say police.

The road between Holdingham and Quarrington was closed while emergency services including police, fire and ambulances and the air ambulance attended the scene believed to have been close to the roundabout junction with Grantham Road.

According to a Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman, hydraulic rescue equipment was used to release one casualty as crews from Sleaford and Billingborough initially administered first aid at the scene.

The road was reopened by 7pm.

Police are asking for any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to call 101, quoting incident number 183 of March 22.

One motorist who arrived at the scene shortly after emergency services recorded dashcam footage but wished not to be named. He told The Standard: “It looks to have been a head-on smash just as the vehicles came over the rise over the railway line. It is a dangerous spot as people accelerate away from the roundabout.

“I can see one vehicle badly smashed and the other is parked up nearby.”

* VIDEO from the scene of a serious collision on A15 Sleaford bypass blocking road between Holdingham and Quarrington