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A1 reopens at Colsterworth following crash between police car and HGVs

Hopes for a full recovery have been voiced for two police officers injured in a crash between their marked vehicle and two HGVs this morning (Wednesday).

The crash happened on the A1 at Colsterworth just before 11.30am on the southbound carriageway and led to the closure of the road.

Although the northbound carriageway reopened a short time later, the southbound carriageway remained closed until around 9.30pm.

Collision. Image: The Radio Scout
Collision. Image: The Radio Scout

The two officers injured are part of the Lincolnshire Police force and were taken to hospital, along with one HGV driver.

Chief Inspector Phil Vickers tweeted: "A difficult incident on the A1 nr Colsterworth today. Two of my team were injured when their marked police car was struck by an HGV.

"Thankfully their injuries are not life-threatening, both are being treated in hospital tonight. Thoughts with both officers and their families."

Words of support followed from police and crime commissioner Marc Jones, who said: "Wishing all involved a full and swift recovery. My thoughts with the families and colleagues of the officers too."

Grantham and Stamford MP Gareth Davies said: "My thoughts are with you, the team and the officers that have been injured today – I wish them a swift recovery."

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: "We'd like to pass on our sincere thanks to the public for your patience and to our partner agencies for their efforts in responding to this incident."

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