78-year-old man airlifted to hospital after A141 crash

16:12 12 March 2012

Road traffic collision on the March bypass at the junction with Gaul Road.

Road traffic collision on the March bypass at the junction with Gaul Road.

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A 78-YEAR-OLD man has been airlifted to hospital after his car was in collision with a lorry on the A141.

Clive ‘Chris’ Christian was driving from his home in West End, March to Sharman Fabrications in Gaul Road when the crash happened at 2pm.

Owner George Sharman said Mr Christian had come up Gaul Road to join the A141 and to cross over when his blue Audi was in collision with a grain lorry.

Firefighters cut Mr Christian out of his car and paramedics tended to him by the roadside before he was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, by air ambulance. He is in a stable condition suffering serious injuries.

As the helicopter took off in the direction of Cambridge, Mr Sharman said Mr Christian had been coming to visit him to discuss a gate at his home.

“I hope he’s going to be all right,” said Mr Sharman.

The incident caused traffic chaos in March, with Gaul Road closed and vehicles backing up along the A141.

Lorries were later seen trying to drive through the centre of March in a bid to avoid the queues as police and fire teams tried to recover the vehicles involved in the accident, as well as clear up debris across the carriageway.

Mr Sharman added: “They’ve got to get a roundabout at the junction. The accidents are getting beyond a joke.”

The lorry belongs to James and Son Grain Merchants of Wellingborough and the driver is not thought to have been hurt.

7 comments

  • Very sad to hear of yet another accident at that junction, but why did the stretch of the bypass from Mill Hill to Peas Hill roundabout have to be closed? Surely Burrowmoor and Knights End Roads could have been left open to ease the flow of traffic??

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    Mr Grumpy

    Monday, March 12, 2012

  • Cannon Kirk were supposed to be building a roundabout at that junction but they seem to have stopped building their houses and still no roundabout

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    mypointofview

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

  • Agreed - another route around an ever expanding town would be sensible now

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    Jon Crowe

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

  • Rest in Peace Chris. Such a tragic and very sad loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with your family

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    cheekychik81

    Friday, March 16, 2012

  • Think you may want to update the map to the correct location?

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    Michael Barnard

    Monday, March 12, 2012

  • Cannon Kirk have ceased trading so I understand, so don't hold your breath for a roundabout. Would it not be simpler to introduce an extended speed limit from say the Peas Hill roundabout past the Gaul Road junction as far as the Burrowmooor Road junction?

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    Mr Grumpy

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

  • After spending over a hour getting from one end of town to the other due to the road closure is it time the idea of a 2nd bypass was looked at again?

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    Little Miss Sunshine

    Monday, March 12, 2012

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