BREAKING NEWS: A6 NOW RE-OPENED AFTER THREE-CAR SMASH

Scene of the three-vehicle crash on the A6 between Kibworth and the Foxton junction. (PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)
Scene of the three-vehicle crash on the A6 between Kibworth and the Foxton junction. (PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

The A6 has now been re-opened near Kibworth and Market Harborough after a three-car crash earlier today (Thursday).

Three people have been taken to hospital - one with serious injuries - following the collision at about 2.45pm.

Scene of the three-vehicle crash on the A6 between Kibworth and the Foxton junction. (PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

Scene of the three-vehicle crash on the A6 between Kibworth and the Foxton junction. (PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

The crash happened to the west of the McDonald’s roundabout junction with Harborough Road.

The road re-opened at just before 6pm.

Mail photographer Andrew Carpenter took pictures at the scene. Two small red cars were among the vehicles involved in the smash, both showing impacts at the front.

Police have said two casualties were taken to hospital in Kettering and another to Walsgrave hospital in Coventry.

Scene of the three-vehicle crash on the A6 between Kibworth and the Foxton junction. (PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

Scene of the three-vehicle crash on the A6 between Kibworth and the Foxton junction. (PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

The road closure caused major tailbacks in the area while police and recovery vehicles dealt with the aftermath.

The road was closed for more than three hours.

Harborough Police tweeted at 5.52pm: “A6 now re-opened.”

In a tweet at 3.50pm today, the county’s Area Traffic Control team said: “Accident, A6 is blocked between the B6047 Mcdonald’s roundabout and Kibworth. “Recovery work might take a couple of hours. Huge queues!!! Recovery work might take a couple of hours.”

Sian To also tweeted: “Lots of flashing lights and traffic backed up between McDonald’s roundabout and Kibworth. Avoid.”

Story by Alex Blackwell.

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