Fire crews called to scene of lorry and tractor collision at Witcham Toll

Collision at Witcham Toll involved a lorry and a tractor

Collision at Witcham Toll involved a lorry and a tractor - Credit: Archant

Fire crews were called to Witcham Toll on Saturday morning after a collision involving a tractor and a lorry.

Collision at Witcham Toll involved a lorry and a tractor

Collision at Witcham Toll involved a lorry and a tractor - Credit: Archant

One crew from Sutton and one crew from Ely were called to the scene of the collision on the A142 near Ely.

Collision at Witcham Toll involved a lorry and a tractor

Collision at Witcham Toll involved a lorry and a tractor - Credit: Archant

A fire service spokesman said: “This was a two-vehicle collision between a lorry and a tractor.

“They used specialist cutting equipment to release one casualty.”

The air ambulance was also on scene.


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Fire crews returned to their stations by 8.45am.

Last year Cambridgeshire County Council responded to calls for improvements at Witcham Toll.

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“Driver frustration can often be a contributory factor in collisions, especially where traffic flows are at the levels found on the A142,” said a county council spokesman.

“However, appropriate measures that would reduce the number of incidents are not always easy to identify. For example, a mini roundabout cannot legally be installed on a road with a speed limit higher than 30mph and simply reducing the speed limit would not be sufficient to ensure compliance.

“Historically, Witcham Toll was an accident Cluster site with a high number of injury accidents, both at the junction and on the Ely Road/A142.

“The 2002 works reduced the occurrence of injury accidents, resulting in this area being removed from the Cluster site list.

“Whilst traffic signals may be an option, this would require detailed investigation, prioritised against other schemes and then be subject to funding being available.”

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