A14 eastbound at Copdock reopens folllowing serious crash involving two lorries

The Copdock interchange (stock image). Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Copdock interchange (stock image). Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

The A14 eastbound has now reopened after a crash between two lorries saw a motorist airlifted to hospital with a head injury today.

Emergency services were called to the eastbound carriageway, near the junction with the A12, at 1pm today after receiving reports of the crash.

Both carriageways and all slip-roads leading to them were closed for a period following the crash to allow for the air ambulance to land on the A14.

The driver of one of the lorries was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with a head injury, which is not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Another person was taken to Ipswich Hospital with minor injuries.

The eastbound carriageway of the A14 was completely closed while a police investigation took place.

The road reopened at around 9pm tonight.

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was also called to help free a motorist who was trapped in their vehicle.

The brigade sent three appliances - one from Ipswich East and two from Ipswich Princes Street.

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust sent two ambulances, the Hazardous Area Response Team, HEMS air ambulance, an ambulance officer and a rapid response vehicle to the scene.

A spokeswoman said: “Crews treated a man with serious injuries. He was flown to Addenbrooke’s for further care.”

Any witnesses to the collision should call the Suffolk police serious collision investigation team on 101, quoting incident number 183 of today.

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