Man falling ill leads to A17 crash

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A man suffered a “medical episode” which led to a serious car crash on the A17 in Holbeach last night.

It involved a Ford Fiesta which crashed near the junction of Battlefields Lane at about 8.25pm and the road was closed for about three and a half hours.

The driver, a 58-year-old man from Gedney Dyke, had to cut free from his car by firemen from Holbeach and Long Sutton using hydraulic rescue equipment and other tools.

He was then taken to Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, where he is recovering today.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “The driver is believed to have suffered a medical episode at the wheel, but is now recovering well at Pilgrim Hospital.”

Meanwhile, icy road conditions have led to a series of accidents in Cowbit and other parts of Lincolnshire.

Police were called to Mill Drove, near the B1357 Stone Gate and Old Fendike Road junction, where several vehicles had left the road because of icy weather.

The road is now temporarily closed and police are advising motorists to slow down, allow more space between themselves and vehicles in front of them and to take extra care at bends in the road.