Crash! Bang! Wallop! The day a special constable in East Cambs found himself at the scene of multiple incidents caused by bad weather

Pictures of recovered vehicles from one day in the Ely area

Pictures of recovered vehicles from one day in the Ely area - Credit: Archant

It started off as a normal day for special constable Nigel Syrett – until bad weather set in,

Pictures of recovered vehicles from one day in the Ely area

Pictures of recovered vehicles from one day in the Ely area - Credit: Archant

In just one day he helped recover a number of vehicles that had been involved in incidents in East Cambs.

He said: “The recent spate of poor weather has been catching drivers out again with spectacular and dangerous consequences.

“These pictures show vehicles caught out in the awful driving conditions.”

Three vehicles (a Nissan Qashqai, a Nissan Micra and a Vauxhall Meriva) potentially written off at approximately 1.30PM in the vicinity of Queen Adelaide Way, Ely.

Pictures of recovered vehicles from one day in the Ely area

Pictures of recovered vehicles from one day in the Ely area - Credit: Archant


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The incident, witnessed by other motorists, generated multiple calls for assistance.

He said: “Thankfully there were no reports of casualties from this scene.”

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Later the same day, at around 4pm officers were called to attend another collision on Ouse Valley Road between Littleport and Queen Adelaide. The two vehicles involved - a Saab 93 and a Ford Fiesta - were removed from that location.

The drivers are said to have escaped with minor injuries.

The hat trick of unfortunate incidents was rounded off shortly before 6pm at the Queen Adelaide junction of the A142, with two more vehicles involved in a collision.

SC Syrett said: “This time an internationally plated Ford and VW Polo. Reports suggest that one driver suffered a minor back injury, although ambulance treatment was refused.

“We are advising all of our local road users to take care and be appreciative of the circumstances. Seven vehicles written off in a single day are exceptional - but none of the drivers involved set out to be involved in a collision.”

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