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A14 partially reopens between Newmarket and Cambridge after lorry overturns in five-vehicle crash at Bottisham




The A14 between Newmarket and Cambridge has partially reopened after a five-vehicle crash in which a lorry ended up on its side.

The major road had been shut on the eastbound carriageway since this morning's accident, between junctions 31 and 36, which also saw two people taken to hospital.

And a short time ago, Highways England officials said traffic was now able to pass in lane 2 - while lane 1 remains closed - but delays are 'minimal' in the area.

Drivers are facing delays on the A14 near Newmarket after a five-vehicle crash. Picture: Dan Barker
Drivers are facing delays on the A14 near Newmarket after a five-vehicle crash. Picture: Dan Barker

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said police were called to reports of the collision at Bottisham at 8am.

She said the crash involved five vehicles - two lorries and three cars - with one of the lorries having overturned blocking two carriageways.

Two people have been taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Traffic backed up on the A14 near Newmarket after a five-vehicle crash. Picture: Dan Barker
Traffic backed up on the A14 near Newmarket after a five-vehicle crash. Picture: Dan Barker

A volunteer doctor from emergency medical charity SARS who was passing by after the accident, along with ambulance crews, assessed and treated a man for head and chest injuries who was later taken to hospital.

Our reporter, who was on the scene at about 10.30am, said there were around three miles of queues near Newmarket, with traffic backing up as far as the racecourse roundabout on the A1304 and towards High Street.

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