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Man dies after three car crash on A47

Fatal three-car crash on the A47 Credit: ITV News

A man has died after a three car crash on the A47 between Sutton and Wansford in Cambridgeshire.

Ambulance, fire and air ambulance were called after 9.45am this morning (February 27).

The road is closed between Castor and Wansford in both directions and motorists are advised to avoid the area or expect delays.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact the Road Policing Unit on 101.


Man airlifted to hospital after crash between van and lorry

Police on scene at serious road collision on A47 at Tilney All Saints Credit: PA

A man has been airlifted to hospital following a serious crash between a lorry and a van on the A47 towards Wisbech.

Officers were called to Tilney All Saints shortly after 9.30am today (Sunday 28 January).

A man has been airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with serious injuries.

The road has been closed westbound between the Pullover Roundabout and the Wisbech Roundabout whilst emergency services are at the scene.

Police say it is likely to remain closed until at least 3pm.

Diversions have been put in place; however motorists are being urged to find alternative routes where possible.

Warehouse fire causes three crashes on A47 at Peterborough

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The A47 at Peterborough is closed because of a big warehouse fire that has been causing dangerous driving conditions.

Police say the flames are now out at the window company at Ivatt Way.

But they are still dealing with three crashes caused by smoke blowing across the carriageway.

The road is expected to reopen in the next half an hour once recovery work is completed.

Fears that A47 road improvements could be stalled

Four schemes to improve the A47 in Norfolk are due to be unveiled next week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Concerns have been raised about whether plans to improve the A47 will go ahead.

The government has earmarked £300 million pounds for improvements due to be completed in the early 2020s.

A new consultation on the plans is due to start next week but some campaigners are concerned the government has over promised and won't be able to deliver.

Four of the six schemes are in Norfolk including:

  • Dualling between North Tuddenham to Easton
  • Dualling from Blofield to North Burlingham
  • Improving the junction with the A11 at Thickthorn
  • Improving the Great Yarmouth junctions including the Vauxhall roundabout.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer


Warning to drivers after object thrown from bridge smashes windscreen

Drivers on the A47 in Norfolk are being warned to be on the lookout after a series of incidents where objects were thrown from bridges on vehicles below.

In the latest, a Ford Transit van had its windscreen shattered between the Pullover and Hardwick roundabouts on Monday morning. An unknown object hit the window causing extensive damage.

A Ford Transit had it windscreen shattered on Monday morning. Credit: Norfolk Police

"It is currently unknown what has caused this damage. However, at this time, it is believed that an object may have been thrown from a flyover.

"The victim was travelling at approximately 60-70mph and if he had not acted so swiftly, or the roads were busier, the outcome could have been a lot worse."

– PC Amy Laws, Norfolk Police

On three other occasions a golf ball sized rock has been thrown into the carriageway smashing the windscreens of passing HGVs on the nearby A17.

Other incidents

  • Tuesday 5 July
  • Tuesday 19 July
  • Tuesday 6 September

"We treat reports of this nature very seriously because of the potential repercussions.

"I would like to warn motorists about this worrying trend and ask them to contact us immediately on 999 if they see someone acting suspiciously near to a flyover or the side of the road. ”

– PC Amy Laws, Norfolk Police

Driver tells inquest woman was pushed in front of his car but evidence inconclusive

Eighteen months after their deaths, mystery still surrounds what happened to a young couple in the moments before being struck by a car as they walked along the A47 in Norfolk.

Nonita Karajevaite (24) and Tadas Zaleskas (26) died on the A47 in Norfolk.

The driver told an inquest the man pushed his fiance into the path of his car.

Witnesses have said the couple were arguing between Wisbech and King's Lynn in July 2014.

Superintendent Paul Durham said the police looked at several scenarios but there was no evidence of any of those:

  • homicide
  • they were fleeing a third party
  • a suicide pact
  • horseplay

The inquest concluded both died as a result of a road traffic collision.

Click below to watch a report on the inquest by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

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