A14 eastbound closed near Claydon following crash between two cars

PUBLISHED: 07:37 10 April 2020 | UPDATED: 15:51 10 April 2020

Police closed a stretch of the A14 following a crash between two cars  Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Police closed a stretch of the A14 following a crash between two cars Picture: MATTHEW USHER


A stretch of the A14 has been closed since the early hours of Friday morning following a serious collision.

Two cars collided near junction 52 for Claydon, on the eastbound carriageway, at about 1.45am.

The road was closed from junction 51 for Needham Market to junction 52 for Claydon.

The male driver of a red BMW suffered serious injuries as a result of a collision with a Ford Fiesta – the male driver of which was also reported to have been injured, although the extent of his injuries has not yet been confirmed.

A passenger in the BMW was also said to have suffered some minor injuries.

A volunteer critical care paramedic from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) attended the scene, where a male patient was treated for multiple life-threatening injuries and was later taken to hospital.

The fire service, ambulance service and an air ambulance team were also sent to the incident.

Highways England said contractors would be assisting Suffolk police with clearing debris from the wreckage caused by the crash.

Diverted traffic should exit junction 51 and travel through Barham and Claydon to rejoin the road at junction 52.

Motorists have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

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