Drivers’ shock as motorists reverse up dual carriageway to avoid collision on A17 near Sleaford

Police accident
Police accident

There were lengthy tailbacks reported on the A17 Sleaford bypass on Saturday afternoon after a vehicle was seen to have crashed into the central reservation.

The collision happened heading westbound at around 3pm and the female driver was released by Sleaford firefighters from the crashed vehicle near Kirkby la Thorpe. She was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be serious or life threatening, according to police.

Initially the road was not passable and then had to be closed for a short time for recovery, causing significant delays.

Police, fire and ambulance services were on the scene and it took an hour to clear the wreckage and get the traffic flowing again.

Of more concern to some drivers, according to social media, was the sight of a few motorists dangerously reversing back up the dual carriageway to turn off at Kirkby La Thorpe and divert through town.