Second serious crash on A47 close to scene of fatal collision

The scene of a second major crash on the A47. Picture: Joe Giddens
The scene of a second major crash on the A47. Picture: Joe Giddens
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Emergency services were called to a second serious crash on the A47 close to the scene of a fatal collision.

The second crash on the A47 yesterday evening (Thursday, July 15) happened less than a mile from a fatal crash earlier in the day.

The scene of a second major crash on the A47. Picture: Joe Giddens

The scene of a second major crash on the A47. Picture: Joe Giddens

A motorist who passed the scene of the second collision said emergency services appeared to have cut the roof from a car and a National Express coach had stopped at the scene.

The driver told us: “There were long queues of traffic. It looked a very nasty crash. One car was badly damaged and a coach was stopped at the scene. It is shocking to see two such nasty crashes less than a mile apart in the same day.”

Earlier yesterday ambulance services confirmed one person had died and another was in a serious condition following the first crash on the A47.

Emergency services were called at 11.39am with reports of a collision between a car and a lorry on the A47 at Eye.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance, Magpas, two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance officer all attended the scene.

One person was taken to Peterborough City Hospital in a serious condition.

However, despite the best efforts of all the medics, one person died at the scene.

More details on the second collision as we have them.