UPDATE (4.30pm): Taxi driver rushed to hospital following Sutton on Sea crash

Update 4.30pm: A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We are appealing for witnesses following the serious collision this morning at 11.08am Alford Road, Sutton on Sea, where the driver of a black taxi was seriously injured. Please contact us on 101. The road has now been opened, thank you for your patience.”

Anyone who was in the area around the time of the accident is asked to contact police.

Original article (1.15pm)

A hackney carriage driver has been rushed to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham following a serious collision in Sutton on Sea today (Wednesday).

At around midday, Lincolnshire Police tweeted: “We are on scene on Alford Road, Sutton on Sea at a serious collision involving one vehicle, a black hackney carriage.

“The driver who was the only occupant of the vehicle has been taken to QMC.

“The road is closed, please avoid the area where possible.”

A police spokesman added that the incident took place near the Lakeside caravan park, and said the road would be closed for several hours.

• If you witnessed the collision, call Lincolnshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 127 of July 10.