Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Update: A140 reopens after lorry and van collision

PUBLISHED: 17:26 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:26 25 February 2013

Accident on the A140 at Coddenham turning

Accident on the A140 at Coddenham turning

Archant

EMERGENCY services freed a man trapped in his vehicle following a crash between a lorry and a van in Suffolk.

The accident, involving a blue Mann truck and a Ford Transit van, happened on the southbound carriageway of the A140 at Coddenham at 1.45pm.

Police officers and firefighters attended the scene along with a rapid response vehicle, ambulance and air ambulance from East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST).

The van driver, aged in his 20s, was trapped by his leg but was freed by firefighters.

He was treated at the scene by the air ambulance crew before being taken by land ambulance to Ipswich Hospital.

EEAST spokesman Richard Dunne said: “The van driver who was trapped has miraculously only sustained minor injuries while the lorry driver was checked at the scene and found to be unhurt.”

The road was closed in both directions to allow the helicopter to land but has reopened following vehicle recovery.

0 comments

Could you open your home to one of these cats and dogs all looking for new homes?

A special two-day exhibition held earlier this month celebrated more than a century of Rushmere Heath’s history.

A runner dressed as “zombie” Elvis Presley plans to complete 17 laps of a Suffolk housing estate today in the “world’s dullest marathon”.

Motorists travelling in Suffolk and Essex during the coming week are being advised of a number of planned roadworks, which may cause disruption to journeys.

If you take a walk around Suffolk’s county town you cannot fail to notice some of the public artwork on display.

The founder of an award-winning project will be undertaking an epic 235-mile trek from Ipswich to Dorset with her family this summer to raise cash and awareness for the cause.

A new display window on Ipswich Waterfront has been created to tell the story of the growth of Cliff Quay and the modern Ipswich port.

Having been a top TV producer in London, Rachel Aldridge knows better than most what it takes to run a successful shoot. Jason Noble caught up with her to find out how the film industry can thrive in Suffolk

A motorcyclist has died following a serious collision with a car north of Ipswich this afternoon.

A student from Chelmondiston who was born to a British mother but has struggled to acquire British citizenship has described the overwhelmingly positive reaction to her plight.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24