A14 delays: Northamptonshire road reopens after 'serious collision' closed carriageway overnight

The crash, which happened on Sunday evening, was still causing delays on Monday morning
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A busy road in Northamptonshire has been reopened after a "serious collision" cause a closure overnight.

The crash took place eastbound between Junction 1 Welford and Junction 2 Kelmarsh at about 9pm on Sunday evening (February 25). Fire crews were called to assist with the response, with the road remaining closed this morning.

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However, the road has now been reopened to traffic, with residual delays of around 10 minutes, National Highways said that the collision has prompted a response from emergency services, including Staffordshire Fire and Rescue.

In an update on X (formerly Twitter), National Highways: East Midlands said: "All lanes are now open on the #A14 eastbound between J1 (#Welford) and J2 (#Kelmarsh). The earlier collision has now been cleared. Delays of approx. 10 minutes remain on the approach."

Northamptonshire Police said that the incident saw a blue Ford Focus travelling eastbound collide with the back of a silver Ford Focus and a black Volkswagen Transporter which were travelling in the same direction.

They said the driver of the blue Ford Focus – a 38-year-old man – was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615, or Northamptonshire Police on 101. The incident number is 24000115254.

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