A1 shut at Foston and two people flown to hospital after collision

A Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance ambucopter.  Photo supplied.
A Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance ambucopter. Photo supplied.

Two have been flown to hospital after a collision on the A1 Great North Road, Foston which is now shut in both directions.

The collision took place at around 9.45am today (Saturday, September 19.)

A grey soft top Land Rover 90 was in collision with a white VW Crafter panel van on the southbound carriageway.

This resulted in the Land Rover crossing over onto the northbound carriageway.

The two occupants of the Land Rover, a man and woman, have been flown to the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, by air ambulance.

The extent of their injuries is not clear at this point. The driver of the van was not seriously injured.

Presently the road is closed in both directions and local diversions are being set up. It is an area for motorists to avoid for the time being.

It seems that several witnesses may have continued on their journeys prior to the police arriving at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision who have not yet been spoken to by officers are asked to call Lincs Police on the non-emergency 101 number or the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855.

It would be helpful if they could quote Incident 127 of September 19.