A1 closure as five-vehicle collision leaves one person in Addenbrooke’s with life-threatening injuries
One person is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a five-vehicle collision that has led to the closure of a section of the A1 in Cambridgeshire.
Police were called at 6.42pm on Monday to the collision between the slip road joining the A1 from Eaton Socon and the turn-off for the A428.
A man in his 40s with life-threatening injuries was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, while two people with minor injuries were taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, and discharged on Tuesday.
There were long tailbacks as emergency services have worked at the scene.
The A1 southbound was closed from Eaton Socon into the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The force said: “Officers would like to thank members of the public who were caught up in the tailbacks for their patience and support while emergency services have dealt with this incident.
“Anyone who witnessed it, or has dash-cam footage, is asked to contact the Road Policing Unit by calling 101 and quoting CC-09122019-0366.”
Earlier on Monday, the first crash happened on the new A1(M) link to the A14 bypass, which runs between Swavesey and Ellington, within hours of it opening, prompting a reminder that sat-nav will be out of date from police.
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