Female cyclist seriously injured in crash on A15 at Market Deeping

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A cyclist has been seriously injured on the A15 near at Market Deeping, which remains closed this morning, Saturday September 5.

The collision took place at around 5:55am, a female cyclist sustained serious injuries when she was involved in a collision with a red DAF box van owned by the Royal Mail.

The cyclist was taken to Peterborough City Hospital but is expected to be transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Police are in the process of trying to trace and inform the family of the 19-year-old cyclist who is believed to live locally.

The driver of the Post Office van a 50-year-old man from the Peterborough area was not injured.

The road is closed and is likely to remain closed for some time.

The A1175 is closed between the A15 roundabout and the junction with the B1525 in Market Deeping.

As of 6.35am today (Saturday September 5), diversions have been set up through the Northfield Industrial Estate

Motorists are asked to avoid Market Deeping if at all possible until the road reopens.

A Royal Mail spokesman said: “Royal Mail can confirm that an incident took place this morning involving a Royal Mail vehicle on the A15 Market Deeping By-pass. We are liaising with the Police and at the same time carrying out an urgent internal investigation into the circumstances of the collision. Our thoughts at this time are with the injured cyclist and we wish them a full and speedy recovery.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or the people who assisted at the scene but left before their details had been obtained, to get in touch. They can call the 101 non-emergency number or the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855. In either case it would be helpful if they are able to quote incident 43 of 5th September 2015