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Accidents cause rush-hour chaos

PUBLISHED: 10:58 11 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:31 03 March 2010

RUSH hour traffic chaos hit a main route into Ipswich today after a two-car road smash.

Two women, both in their late teens to early 20s, were taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance after the crash on The Strand between Wherstead and Freston.

RUSH hour traffic chaos hit a main route into Ipswich today after a two-car road smash.

Two women, both in their late teens to early 20s, were taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance after the crash on The Strand between Wherstead and Freston.

One of the injured women was suffering from neck pain and the other with a minor foot injury.

Police were called to the accident scene minutes before 8am and alerted ambulance to the incident. Ambulance crews then called in paramedics.

The wreckage of an L-registered Citroen Debut and an E-registered Vauxhall Nova were cleared to a nearby lay-by within an hour of the smash.

A man was taken to hospital today after a crash involving a car and his motorbike.

The collision occurred at 8.30am, at Rede Lane, Barham.

The man, who was in control of a Kawasaki motorbike, did not suffer serious injury.

A Ford Sierra car – without its engine – was set alight by vandals in the early hours of today.

A Princes Street fire crew from Ipswich attended the scene on Nacton Road, near to the Orwell Country Park at 4.48am.

It took them more than 30 minutes to put out the blaze, with two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.

The remote area, on the outskirts of Ipswich, is fast becoming a dumping ground for used cars. The fire service are treating the blaze as malicious.

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