Cambridgeshire Police

The names of three men who died in a crash on the A1 near Stamford have been revealed by police.

At around 1am on Sunday, January 16, on the A1 northbound carriageway near Wothorpe, Stamford, there was a serious crash involving a BMW 520D, a VW Golf and a Land Rover Discovery.

Cambridgeshire Police believe that the Golf had been travelling the wrong way down the carriageway for unknown reasons, and are still appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage.

Craig Hewitt, 34, of Sherwood Walk in Bedford, the driver of a VW Golf, lost his life as a result.

In tribute, the family of Mr. Hewitt said he was: “A loving father, son, brother and friend to many. We’ll keep the red flag flying high.”

Adil Hussain, 25, of Woodlands Street and his front seat passenger Mohammed Riyajudin, 39, of Boardman Street, both in Manchester, died after Hussain’s BMW was involved in the collision.

Two other men also received serious injuries and remain in hospital.

Anyone who has dash cam footage or saw the vehicles in the moments leading up to the crash could call 101 and quote incident 24 of January 16.

Three men have died following a multi-vehicle crash on the A1 near Stamford over the weekend.

The incident happened at just before 1am on Sunday, January 16 on the A1 northbound near Wothorpe, and involved a blue VW Golf, a black BMW 520D and a red Land Rover Discovery.

Three men, aged 34, 25 and 38, died at the scene while two further people were taken to hospital, where they remain with serious injuries.

Cambridgeshire Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who saw the vehicles leading up to the crash to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting incident 24 of January 16.

It comes not long after Grantham and Stamford MP Gareth Davies called for improvements to that section of the A1, describing it as having “deathtrap crossovers” and saying his constituents “want action now”.

The rate of fatal collisions on this particular section of the A1 is significantly higher than the average for other A road dual carriageways in the country, leading to calls for it to be made into a motorway.

The cause of the crash on Sunday is still under investigation.

Two pedestrians were seriously injured when they were hit by a red Peugeot 206 on a slip road of the A1 near Stamford.

Police and paramedics attended the scene of the crash on the slip road of the northbound carriageway for the B1081 at Carpenters Lodge just after 11.40am on December 30.

A 42-year-old man was airlifted to hospital, and a 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Both pedestrians suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, and have since been discharged, police said.

Cambridgeshire Police said on January 5 that the driver of the Peugeot, a woman, remained on scene and assisted police with their enquiries.

PC Doug McColm said: “We’re appealing for anyone who saw the collision to contact us as a matter of urgency. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have dashcam footage.”

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police via their web chat service or through the online forms here. Anyone without internet access should contact police on 101.

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