Collision on the A17 Leadenham by-pass forced lengthy road closure

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THE A17 at Leadenham was closed for several hours on Friday following a collision which spilled “a considerable amount” of diesel on to the road.

Emergency services were called to the Leadenham by-pass at around 5.20am after receiving reports that a silver Ford Mondeo was in collision with a DAF heavy goods vehicle

A family from Scotland were trapped in the Mondeo for some time before being freed by firefighters and taken to Lincoln County Hospital.

A police spokesman said: “Thankfully their injuries are not serious and certainly not thought to be life-threatening.

“The driver of the HGV, from Berkshire, was not injured.”

The diesel spillage led to the road being closed for several hours.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police via the non-emergency 101 number or by leaving a message on the collision witness hotline 01522 558855 quoting incident number 50 of May 25.