Young child dead and father seriously injured in crash

A YOUNG child has died following a serious accident this evening which left two others in hospital.

The tragic incident happened just after 7.10pm today when a black Jaguar and a white Renault Clio collided on the B1063, Newmarket Road, between Cheveley and Ashley, near Newmarket.

A man, believed to be the father of the child, was trapped in the car but eventually freed.

He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with multiple serious injuries, which required a doctor to travel with him in the ambulance.

The other driver was also taken to the same hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries.


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A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police, which attended the incident, said: “Both drivers were taken to Addenbrooke’s for treatment.

“However a young child was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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This comes just hours after another fatal accident just a few miles away.

At 6.10am, a lorry collided with a motorcyclist on the A10 at Stretham, a few miles south of Ely.

The motorcylist, a 36-year-old man, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital but died of his injuries a short while later.

Anyone with information about either incident can contact Sergeant Bob Turner of Cambridgeshire Police on 0345 4564564.

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