Truck driver seriously injured in crash which closed A14 in Northamptonshire for 16 hours

Fire crews from two counties dealt with the blazing HGV near Thrapston

By Kevin Nicholls
Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 9:46 am

A lorry driver is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash which closed a stretch of the A14 in Northamptonshire for more than 16 hours.

The truck overturned and caught fire, wrecking a central reservation barrier between Junction 13 and the A45 turn-off at about 8pm on Monday night.

Firefighters from Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire managed to get the eastbound carriageway open again by 11pm but the westbound side stayed shut until 12.30pm yesterday (Tuesday) after Highways England carried out repairs to the central reservation barrier.

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Emergency services from Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire dealt with the blazing lorry on the A14 on Monday night

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: "We were called at about 8pm with reports a HGV had left the westbound carriageway of the A14 near Bythorn and was on fire.

"Officers, paramedics and fire crews attended the scene and the road was closed while the incident was dealt with.

"A man who was driving the HGV was seriously injured and was taken to hospital for treatment."

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