Fatal collision on the A52

AN ELDERLY driver died in a collision on the A52 at Swineshead yesterday afternoon.

An 81-year-old man, from Pode Hole near Spalding, died at the scene of a crash between his Kia Picanto and a blue Mitsubishi L200 near Bicker Bar roundabout at about 4.30pm.

His 77-year-old female passenger remains at Pilgrim Hospital in a critical condition suffering from multiple fractures.

The occupants of the Mitsubishi were a family from the Horncastle area. The female driver was checked over by medical staff but police say that no-one from that vechile suffered a serious injury.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision or either vehicles before the collision, to contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855, quoting incident 324 of March 18.

Police say that this fatal collision brings the number killed on Lincolnshire roads in 2012 to seven compared to 10 at the same point in 2011.