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Huge delays after lorry jack-knifes and driver flees scene of A605 crash

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The driver of a jack-knifed lorry was being sought by police today after he fled the scene after a crash on the outskirts of Peterborough.

Hours after the incident, the A605 between Elton and Haddon has reopened in both directions following crash.

“Thank you for your patience,” said a police spokesperson.

A605 Between Haddon and Elton closed following RTC, A605, Elton Tuesday 18 April 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

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“The driver of the lorry has left the scene, possibly with injuries.

The crash happened at around 1pm today (April 18) and involved the lorry and a car, the latter crashing into a hedge. The car driver walked away unscathed.

A605 Between Haddon and Elton closed following RTC,
A605, Elton
Tuesday 18 April 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

A police spokesperson said: “We were called at 1.01pm this afternoon (Tuesday) with reports of a collision on the A605 at Elton where a lorry has jack-knifed, and a car has ended up in a hedge.

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“The road has been closed in both directions between the Haddon Services roundabout and Elton.

A605 Between Haddon and Elton closed following RTC,
A605, Elton
Tuesday 18 April 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

“Efforts are ongoing to locate the driver of the lorry to see if he requires medical assistance.”

Police appealed for anyone with information to call them on 101.

A605 Between Haddon and Elton closed following RTC,
A605, Elton
Tuesday 18 April 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

Highways Agency staff said delays westbound between Peterborough and towards Northamptonshire were considerable and stretched back approximately two miles.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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