Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after smashing into a pedestrian crossing

What remains of the pedestrian crossing following the collision

What remains of the pedestrian crossing following the collision - Credit: Archant

A pedestrian crossing is in ruins after a van left the road and smashed into it this morning (Friday).

The crossing in Angel Drove was destroyed in the smash,

The crossing in Angel Drove was destroyed in the smash, - Credit: Archant

Police and an ambulance crew were called to Angel Drove, in Ely, shortly before 12.30am following reports that a van had collided with the crossing.

Officers arrived to find a set of railings had been destroyed and damaged caused to traffic lights. The crossing was cordoned off by police.

Ambulance crews treated the driver for his injuries and he was later arrested by police on suspicion of drink driving.

The crossing in Angel Drove was destroyed in the smash,

The crossing in Angel Drove was destroyed in the smash, - Credit: Archant

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said that a man, understood to be in his 30s, was treated for minor head and back injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.


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There were no pedestrians on the crossing at the time of the incident. Crews from Cambridgeshire highways arrived on scene to assess and clear the damage later in the morning.

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