Black weekend as three die on roads

Police appeal for witnesses: The spot on the A16 where pedestrian Alec Mitchell (55) died on Saturday morning. Photo: SG151011-149NG
Police appeal for witnesses: The spot on the A16 where pedestrian Alec Mitchell (55) died on Saturday morning. Photo: SG151011-149NG
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THREE lives were tragically lost in just 24 hours on our roads at the weekend.

A 17-year-old boy is also fighting for his life and three people are seriously injured after the crashes.

A Whaplode woman, aged 21, was killed in a three-car pile-up at New York, near Boston, on Friday night.

Pedestrian Alec Mitchell (55), from Spalding, was killed when he was hit by a lorry on the A16 Spalding bypass between the Clay Lake junction and Low Road roundabout at 9.30am on Saturday. The Scania lorry driver, a 31-year-old Boston man, escaped injury.

Michaela Cook (24), from Moulton Chapel, died on the A1073 shortly after 4pm on Saturday when her car plunged into a dyke near Turves Farm on the old A1073 – the day before the £80 million A16 bypass opened to replace the road that has claimed so many lives.

Michaela’s 17-year-old boy passenger was seriously injured and airlifted to Peterborough District Hospital. Police said yesterday his condition remained “critical”.

Police have not yet released the name of the Whaplode woman who died in Friday’s crash that left five people injured, three of them seriously. Fire crews attended the B1192 at 10.50pm to cut two passengers free. The road was closed until 7.10am on Saturday.

Lincolnshire Police are seeking witnesses to the New York and Spalding crashes to contact them on 01522 558855 and Cambridgeshire Police want anyone who witnessed the A1073 crash to call them on 0345 4564564.