Three killed in devastating weekend of accidents on Cambridgeshire’s roads
THREE people, including a three year-old boy, have been killed in a devastating weekend of accidents on Cambridgeshire’s roads.
The emergency services were called to more than 10 collisions in two days, five of which happened within an hour of each other.
A three year-old boy, Henry James Blacklock, was killed when a black Jaguar collided with a Renault Clio on the B1063 between Chevely and Ashley, near Newmarket. The incident happened at 7:12pm on Saturday.
The male driver of the Renault was rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, but the child, a passenger in the car, died at the scene.
The 30 year-old male driver of the Jaguar, from Newmarket, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
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Just five minutes later, a 53 year-old cyclist, Colin Roberts, of Southern Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, was killed after he was hit by a white Ford Transit van on the A428 between Dry Drayton and Cambourne.
A 30 year-old man, from London, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
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Earlier in the day, at 6:10am, 36 year-old Daniel Edwards, of Rosemary Way, Downham Market, was killed when his Honda motorcycle collided with a red articulated lorry on the A10, near Stretham.
The lorry driver, a 55 year-old man from Stevenage, was not injured. Police are appealing for witnesses to this incident and anyone with information should contact PC Bimson on 0345 456 456 4.
A police hunt has also been launched after a crash on the A14 at 11:15am yesterday (Sunday).
A 48 year-old woman and a 53 year-old man, both from Cambridge, suffered serious injuries in a collision between a silver Audi and a silver Vauxhall Zafira. They were both taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where they are in a stable condition.
The police are hunting the driver of the Audi who failed to stop after the incident on the westbound carriageway at Stow-cum-Quy. The air ambulance and other emergency services were called to the accident.
The Audi is described as having tinted windows, alloy wheels and is likely to be damaged.
Anyone with information should contact PC Huggins at the roads policing unit on 0345 456 456 4.