Irate drivers abused police as they dealt with accident on Northampton road

A43 accident picture by Pc Dave Lee
A43 accident picture by Pc Dave Lee

Two motorists have been reprimanded by the police after they verbally abused officers as they tried to deal with a serious accident on one of Northampton’s busiest roads.

The A43 at Lumbertubs Way was partially closed at about 7.45am on Thursday because of an accident involving a car and a motorbike.

But as police officers investigated the accident and tried to clear the road, they received abuse from some irate drivers passing the scene.

Tweeting from the scene, Pc Dave Lee described their behaviour as unacceptable.

He said: “They shouted various obscenities at us as they drove passed us dealing with a serious collision.

“They only think about themselves and the fact they are now running late. Doesn’t matter that someone could be dead or dying.

“We don’t close roads or lanes unless we have to. We owe it to the people involved to carry out a full thorough investigation.”

The rider of the motorbike, a man in his forties, was taken to hospital with serious, but not life threatening, injuries.

The road reopened at about 10.30am.