Police car involved in multi-vehicle smash

A police car was involved in one of a series of crashes on Cambridgeshire’s roads yesterday.

An investigation has been launched after the Cambridgeshire Constabulary vehicle collided with two other cars on the A505 at Flint Cross, near Royston, just before 8.30am.

A police spokesman told the News: “The car was not on its way to an emergency call but to an appointment.

“The vehicles were damaged but no one was injured and the cars were quickly recovered. An investigation has been launched.”

Earlier in the day a two-vehicle crash on the M11 left a lorry driver trapped in his cab and long delays for commuters of up to an hour.

The collision happened on the southbound carriageway at Newport, between junctions 9 and 8.

One of the lorries was shunted down an embankment through trees.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said: “We were called at 4.58am.

“A rescue and recovery vehicle and two ambulances were sent.

“One man was trapped and complained of back pain but there were no other patients.

“He was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.”

All lanes were reopened by 9am but one lane was due to be closed from 7pm last night to allow for recovery of the lorry.

Also yesterday, a motorcyclist was thrown off his bike in a collision in Newmarket Road, Cambridge.

The man, in his 30s, suffered minor injuries following the accident at 9.45am.

Police and a car from the East of England Ambulance Service attended and he was treated by the side of the road.

An ambulance service spokeswoman added: “It was not serious and no other vehicles were involved.”

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