Truck in collision with lorry on A17 Sleaford bypass

The air ambulance landed in a nearby field to provide assistance. EMN-190327-152640001
The air ambulance landed in a nearby field to provide assistance. EMN-190327-152640001

A pick up truck was in collision with a lorry on the A17 Sleaford bypass near Holdingham roundabout this afternoon (Wednesday).

The collision occurred at around 2pm and one passing motorist told the Standard: “It appears to be a van that has collided with the bridge structure.”

Later reports confirmed it was a smash involving a green pick up truck and a low-loader lorry on the westbound carriageway close to the pedestrian and cyclepath bridge linking Sleaford and Leasingham.

The truck then hit the central crash barrier.

Fire, police and ambulance crews were on the scene and the air ambulance also landed in a nearby field to allow its medics to provide assistance.

Fire crews from Sleaford and Metheringham attended and used a winch to remove the pick up truck from the crash barrier to be able to release the driver’s door.

Emergency crews on the scene of the collision at Holdingham. EMN-190327-152550001

Emergency crews on the scene of the collision at Holdingham. EMN-190327-152550001

The road was blocked in that direction but was re-opened by 3.30pm.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman added: “We were called to a two-vehicle collision at the Holdingham roundabout today at 2.12pm. The A17 was completely closed and diversions were put in place at the A153 junction. Air ambulance was on scene.

“One person was taken to hospital via land ambulance for checks. The road is now partially open.”

A low loader lorry is also believed to have been involved in the collision at Holdingham on the A17. EMN-190327-152457001

A low loader lorry is also believed to have been involved in the collision at Holdingham on the A17. EMN-190327-152457001

Emergency crews working on the crashed pick up truck. The driver has already been removed and taken care of by ambulance crews. EMN-190327-152406001

Emergency crews working on the crashed pick up truck. The driver has already been removed and taken care of by ambulance crews. EMN-190327-152406001

Tailbacks on the A17 behind the collision at Holdingham. EMN-190327-152315001

Tailbacks on the A17 behind the collision at Holdingham. EMN-190327-152315001

The damaged green pick up truck. EMN-190327-152229001

The damaged green pick up truck. EMN-190327-152229001