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Firefighters free driver from car following Martlesham crash

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Firefighters freed a driver from their car this morning on the outskirts of Ipswich after the vehicle went into a hedge.

The incident happened around 6.25am between Tesco at Martlesham and Suffolk police headquarters on the A12 south.

Three fire crews from Ipswich East, Woodbridge and Princes Street attended the incident to free the driver due to previous injuries that were not sustained in this crash.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said the incident has not caused any traffic issues on the A12.

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The A12 has been named the most dangerous A-road in our region, according to data obtained on the number of crashes and casualties on our busiest roads.

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