One man died and five others were badly injured in crashes

Traffic Problems on the A1
Traffic Problems on the A1

TWO road accidents took place on Monday morning within minutes of each other, leading to traffic chaos in and around Grantham.

The first happened on the A1 near Great Gonerby just after 7.30am.

Traffic Problems on the A1

Traffic Problems on the A1

A lorry overturned leaving the 64-year-old driver with serious injuries, which were not thought to be life threatening.

A LIVES first responder attended the incident and treated the driver before he was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham in the air ambulance.

The A1 northbound was shut between Great Gonerby and Long Bennington until the early afternoon with traffic being directed along the A52 and A46.

Roads were also closed around Bridge End Road, Grantham, when a cyclist was seriously injured after being in collision with a van.

The female was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham after the accident, which happened just before 8am.

She is reported to be in a stable condition.

These incidents happened two days after a man was killed in a crash on the A15 at Osbournby.

David Garland, 73, from Digby, was driving on the road at 1.15am on Saturday morning when his car was involved in a crash with a lorry.

The three passengers in the car were taken to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital with serious injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 01522 558855.

There have been nine fatalities on the county’s road so far this year, compared to 14 at the same time last year.