TRAFFIC UPDATE: A47 in Peterborough reopens after serious crash causes traffic chaos

Traffic in the north of Peterborough is still very heavy this evening, despite the A47 eastbound reopening following a very serious crash.

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 5:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 6:57 pm
RTC on A47 eastbound EMN-160405-170250009
RTC on A47 eastbound EMN-160405-170250009

Traffic is backed up on the A47 Soke Parkway, Nene Parkway, Bourges Boulevard as well as other surrounding routes.

Police have now recovered a red Volkswagen Golf, which left the carriageway at around 1.25pm, and completed accident investigation work.

A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries.

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The car left the road, hit a sign and rolled into a tree in a wooded area.

At least 16 emergency vehicles, including the Magpas air ambulance attended the scene.

Police may a search of the wooded area to ensure nobody else had been thrown from the car.

The man is in a serious but stable condition at Peterborough City Hospital.