Man airlifted to hospital in critical condition after crash on A47 between Peterborough and Wisbech - driver arrested at the scene

A man was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition and a second man was arrested after a serious crash on the A47.

Thursday, 6th September 2018, 11:31 am
Updated Thursday, 6th September 2018, 11:37 am
The road was closed for several hours

Emergency services were called at about 5.30pm last night (Wednesday September 5) with reports of a serious collision on the A47 near Wisbech involving a motorcycle and a Daihatsu Terios.

The rider, a man in his 50s, suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the Daihatsu, a 35-year-old man from Wisbech, was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs, and has since been released under investigation.

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The road was closed while recovery took place with a 50-mile diversion in place.

It was reopened at about 9.45pm.

The road was closed for several hours