Two die after separate road crashes

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Two people have died after separate road crashes on the region’s roads this week.

A 74-year-old man from Boston died yesterday (Thursday) after a road smash on the A16 Spilsby to Boston road following a collision between a red Ford Focus and a lorry.

And another 74-year-old man, from Chapel St Leonards, has also died in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a separate crash in the Addlethorpe area on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Chapel man, who has been named by police as Raymond Drago of East View Close, had thought to be ‘recovering’ in hospital after suffering “multiple fractures” in a crash shortly before 2pm on Monday.

Firefighters from Skegness and Spilsby were scrambled to the one-vehicle road crash, which involved a black Suzuki Swift on the Orby to Addlethorpe road at 1.53pm.

They cut Mr Drago free from the wreckage of the car and he was transported via air ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary.

He had appeared to be making progress with his recovery, with police issuing an update on Tuesday morning that said he was in a serious but stable condition and that his injuries were “not thought to be life-threatening”.

But he took a turn for the worse and has sadly passed away.

An inquest will be opened and adjourned in due course.

Meanwhile, the fatal accident on the A16 occurred yesterday (Thursday) at 12.50pm on the A16 between Sibsey and Stickney.

The driver of the Focus, believed to be a 74 year-old man from Boston, died at the scene.

“A 52 year-old man who was driving the lorry, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains at Spalding custody being interviewed,” said a police spokesperson.

“Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the collision, or saw either the Focus or a Spanish registered Renault HGV prior to the incident, to contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 1522 558855.

The road was eventually reopened at 10pm last night.