Lincolnshire

Three dead, nine injured: A devastating weekend on Lincolnshire’s roads

Three people were killed and nine injured after a tragic weekend on Lincolnshire’s roads.

The first major incident of the weekend happened on the A15 near RAF Scampton at around 7pm on Friday, September 8, when a black Nissan Qashqai collided with a Stagecoach double decker bus.

Sadly, the driver of the Nissan, a 44 year-old local man, died from his injuries and his 10-year-old son was airlifted to hospital in Sheffield with serious, but thankfully not life-threatening injuries.

This fatality came just one day before the first-ever Scampton Airshow held at the base.

Fast forward six hours, and police were called to Newark Road at the junction with Tiber Road after a two-car crash.

Two people were seriously injured in the crash at 1am on Saturday, September 9.

The male driver of a red van involved in the incident was seriously injured and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

A female passenger who was travelling in a black 4×4 was also seriously injured and taken to hospital.

The driver, a 32-year-old man from Newark, was not seriously injured and was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop following an accident and failing to provide a breath sample.

A third female passenger travelling in the vehicle sustained minor injuries.

This was the first of three serious crashes on Saturday.

Humberside Police officers and emergency services were called to the A18 at the junction with Nooking Lane at 4.30pm.

A 77-year-old man driving a blue Ford Focus Zetec was killed.

The driver of a grey Hyundai Santa FE, a 49-year-old man, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The road was closed for over seven hours, eventually reopening after midnight.

A third vehicle travelling on the road at the same time failed to stop at the scene.

Police were then called to the B1188 between Canwick and Branston after a 26-year-old man was hit by a passing Vauxhall Astra at the roadside and died.

A man has been released under investigation.

The final incident of the weekend saw four cyclists seriously injured after a crash with a car on the A15 near Ashby De La Launde.

The cyclists were part of a large organised bike ride travelling to Sleaford when they were involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Scirocco at 2.25am on Sunday, September 10.

A 29-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop.

He has been released under investigation.

Two of the cyclists remain at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, in a serious condition.

They are both men in their 50s from Essex and Hertfordshire.