Van driver's lucky escape after parkway collision this morning

“Never sit in your vehicle in a live lane! Thankfully the van driver was out and safely behind the barrier”

By Stephen Briggs
Friday, 5th August 2022, 10:33 am
Updated Friday, 5th August 2022, 3:16 pm

Police have warned people never to sit in a broken down vehicle in a live lane after a van driver escaped injury following a frightening parkway crash in Peterborough this morning.

The incident started on the Fletton Parkway just after 7.15am when a Vauxhall Vivaro van broke down on the eastbound carriageway.

Around half an hour later, the van was hit by a lorry.

The scene of the crash this morning

On social media, a spokesman for BCH Road Policing added: “Amazingly (there were) no injuries. Broken down van, struck by HGV, minutes later. Never sit in your vehicle in a live lane! Thankfully the van driver today was out and safely behind the barrier.”

The collision caused some lengthy delays on the road through the morning rush hour for a number of hours while the crash debris was cleared from the carriageway.