Driver seriously injured in crash between lorry and van which closed A1 at Peterborough

The passenger of a van has suffered serious injuries in a crash which has closed the A1 at Peterborough today, Thursday October 25.

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 10:42 am
Updated Friday, 26th October 2018, 8:10 pm
The scene of the crash on the A1 at Peterborough this morning

Police were called at 6am this morning to reports of a collision on the A1 northbound at Water Newton.

The collision involved an HGV and a Volkswagen Transporter van.

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The passenger in the van suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. He has been taken to Peterborough City Hospital.

The road was closed northbound and southbound just before 7am while emergency services dealt with the collision.

The A1 northbound remains closed currently for vehicle recovery.

There is a detour in operation - Northbound to take the A1139 eastbound, A1260 northbound, A47 westbound to re-join the A1.

The scene of the crash on the A1 at Peterborough this morning

Motorists are asked to plan ahead and avoid the area if possible.

UPDATE: The road reopened following collision investigation as of 12.45pm.