Woman drives the wrong way up the A11

A woman has terrified drivers using the busy A11, by driving the wrong way along the dual carriageway. Police were flooded with calls and eventually stopped her safely by setting up a roadblock.

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Footage of woman driving wrong way along A11

A woman has terrified drivers by driving the wrong way along the A11 through Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

She was driving for 15 miles before police were able to stop her safely close to Exning near Newmarket. Luckily there were no accidents as a result of the error.

It happened at around 1.30pm on Sunday.

Click above to watch some eye-witness footage taken on a mobile phone by Tom Hind from London.

Woman lucky not to crash after driving the wrong way on A11

Cambridgeshire police say a woman who drove the wrong way along the A11 through Cambridgeshire and Suffolk is lucky she didn't crash.

She drove for around 15 miles before police managed to stop her safely.

"We believe the lady had travelled approximately 15 miles on the wrong side of the road. The incident happened at 1.30pm on Sunday afternoon. The road was very busy, there were a large amount of vehicles using the road and she was very lucky that she wasn't involved with a vehicle travelling the correct way.

– Beds, Cambs and Herts Traffic Police

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Woman drives the wrong way up the A11 for fifteen miles

A woman driving the red car the wrong way along the A11 Credit: Tom Hind, Witness
Terrified drivers see woman driving the wrong way up the A11 near Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman has driven the wrong way up the A11 through Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

The woman who hasn't been identified, drove in the fast lane of the dual carriageway for 15 miles before police were able to stop her safely yesterday afternoon.

Drivers were forced to take evasive action on the northbound carriageway of the busy road, as the woman drove at 50mph in the direction of Cambridge at around 1.30pm.

Cambridgeshire police were flooded with calls and managed to stop the woman by putting in a rolling roadblock in place near Exning.

A police spokesperson said the driver had mental health problems and had been taken home without charge.

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