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A1 collision: Man dies following six vehicle collision

March 9, 2017
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A man has died following a six-vehicle collision on the A1 at Newark earlier today (Thursday 9 March 2017).

Nottinghamshire Police were called at around 7.55am following the collision on the northbound carriageway. A 52-year old man – the driver of one of the vehicles – died following the collision.

Another man – the driver of one of the lorries – was taken to Nottingham’s Queens Medical Centre by air ambulance for treatment for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

A woman was taken to hospital by ambulance and three other men were treated for their injuries at the scene. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening or life altering.

The road remains closed in both directions with diversions in place as police Forensic Collision Investigators work to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and the vehicles involved are recovered. The road was expected to reopen at around 8pm but will remain closed until further notice.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not already spoken to officers is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 137 of Thursday 9 March 2017.

Update: Friday 10 March (8am)

The A1 at Newark has re-opened following yesterday's fatal collision.


101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls cost 15p, no matter how long the call lasts.

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