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Drug drive arrest after ‘nasty collision between an HGV and a car’ on A47

The crash at about 2pm yesterday (3 January) involved a Scania lorry and a black Mercedes GL320

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving and causing serious injury by dangerous road after a crash on the A47 between Guyhirn and Peterborough. Sergeant Jamie Cooper, from the road policing unit, said: “This was a nasty collision between an HGV and a car.

“I am appealing specifically to anyone who may have seen the collision but then left the scene prior to officers arriving as they could be significant witnesses.”

The crash at about 2pm yesterday (3 January) involved a white Scania lorry travelling westbound and a black Mercedes GL320 going in the opposite direction and happened at Guyhirn.

The driver of the Mercedes, a man aged in his 30s from Birmingham, suffered minor injuries, while a passenger, a man also from Birmingham, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge. 

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The lorry driver was uninjured.

A man, aged 56, from the Glasgow area of Scotland, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and possession of cannabis, a class B drug.

Anyone who saw what happened or has dashcam footage of the collision should report it through the force website using reference CC-03012024-0224.

Anyone without internet access should call 101.

 

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