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Man arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after serious crash between two cars and a lorry

PUBLISHED: 20:10 29 March 2019 | UPDATED: 20:10 29 March 2019

Drivers faced delays after a crash on the A17 at Sutton Bridge. Pic: Archant.

Drivers faced delays after a crash on the A17 at Sutton Bridge. Pic: Archant.

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A man is in custody on suspicion of drug-driving after a crash left two people hurt, one seriously.

Two cars and a lorry crashed near Sutton Bridge at around 11.05am on Friday morning, with the road still shut until just before 7pm as accident investigators carried out their work.

Drivers faced diversions, with congestion on routes to the A47 at King’s Lynn and the A1101 Sutton Road towards Wisbech.

Two ambulances went to the scene following the crash, along with four fire engines and nine police cars, both from Lincolnshire and Norfolk Constabularies.

Eyewitnesses said an air ambulance was seen landing at the site.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said they had helped to release a female casualty from one of the vehicles.

Lincolnshire Police said one person suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries, while another person suffered minor injuries.

They said a 61-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and is in custody.

A spokesperson for Norfolk police confirmed they were helping Lincolnshire police force with the incident.

An ambulance spokesperson said: “We were called at 11.11am with reports of a collision on the A17 in Spalding. We sent two ambulances, an ambulance officer and BASICs vehicle.

“One patient was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.”

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