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Another crash at A140 blackspot

PUBLISHED: 17:16 26 June 2002 | UPDATED: 12:10 03 March 2010

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with spinal and abdonimal injuries today, following a horrific crash on one of the region's most dangerous roads.

The collision involved a leyland lorry, Ford Transit van and a Volkswagen Golf car, and happened outside the White Horse public house at Stoke Ash on the A140 between Ipswich and Norwich.

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with spinal and abdonimal injuries today, following a horrific crash on one of the region's most dangerous roads.

The collision involved a leyland lorry, Ford Transit van and a Volkswagen Golf car, and happened outside the White Horse public house at Stoke Ash on the A140 between Ipswich and Norwich.

The same spot was the scene of a crash in March this year, when mother-of-three Kathy Sparkes, of Wyverstone, suffered serious injuries.

Emergency services including the East Anglian Air Ambulance were called to the A140 just before 10am after reports of the crash and found one person trapped in their vehicle.

Firefighters from Eye, Debenham, Diss and Ipswich released one casualty from their vehicle before the female Golf driver, aged 20, and airlifted her to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

The lorry driver and the van driver were both taken to Ipswich Hospital by road suffering from whiplash and shock.

It appears that the Volkswagen car, which was travelling southbound, was struck by the Leyland lorry, which was also travelling southbound and pushed into the path of the Ford Transit van that was travelling northbound.

Traffic was reduced to a single lane for approximately an hour and a half.

Recent accidents at this notorious black spot have prompted the Evening Star and its sister paper the Eastern News in Norwich to call for improvements to the A140 stretch, which has claimed 79 lives in the last 20 years.

Pc Graham Amey said: "The Volkswagen Golf was severely crushed and the female driver was very lucky to escape."

Police would like to hear from anybody who witnessed the accident and to contact Pc Graham Amey on 01473 613500.

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