UPDATE: Female cyclist 'critical but stable' following lorry crash in Gainsborough
UPDATE: The Gainsborough woman cyclist seriously injured in a collision with an articulated lorry is in a ‘critical but stable’ condition this morning in Hull Royal Infirmary.
Police gave the update after Wednesday’s 11am incident which saw her airlifted from the Marshall’s Yard delivery bay.
The road at the Spring Gardens junction with Beaumont Street in the town centre was closed for six hours and finally reopened at 5pm.
ORIGINAL: A female cyclist has been seriously injured in a collision with an articulated lorry in Gainsborough this morning.
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Police and the East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the incident in Spring Gardens, near the Marshall’s Yard retail park entrance in Gainsborough.
Emergency services went to the scene at just after 11am following the collision between the cyclist and the white Renault HGV.
It happened near the traffic lights in Spring Gardens, on the corner of Beaumont Street – outside the main entrance to the West Lindsey District Council’s Guildhall headquarters.
The woman, from Gainsborough, was seriously injured and airlifted by ambucopter to Hull Royal Infirmary.
At 4pm today police said they expected the road closure to continue until at least 6pm.
Police diverted traffic to and from the Marshall’s Yard shopping centre through Beaumont Street, Spital Terrace and Cross Street.
Marshall’s Yard spokesman Amanda Holmes said: “The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance landed in the service yard area to the rear of Marshall’s Yard following the accident on Beaumont Street on Wednesday morning.
“As soon as they were made aware of the incident, our staff were on the scene to assist the police and help in directing traffic.”
Gainsborough Church Street Cycles’ proprietor Trevor Halstead said: “Any serious accident involving a cyclist is an absolute tragedy.
“Our thoughts are with this lady’s family.”
Anyone who saw the crash can call the Lincolnshire Police collision witness hotline on 01522 558855, quoting incident 118 of March 13.