Another cyclist injured on A14

A CYCLIST was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries today after being in collision with two vehicles on the A14.The 32-year-old man sustained multiple head and body injuries in the incident, which occurred on a slip road near Newmarket Heath at 10am.

A CYCLIST airlifted to hospital with serious injuries is "comfortable and stable" in hospital today after being in collision with two vehicles on the A14.

As reported in later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, the 32-year-old man sustained multiple injuries to his head and body in the incident, which occurred on a slip road near Newmarket Heath at 10am.

The Newmarket man was reported to have been leaving the A14 Cambridge-bound carriageway near the Little Chef restaurant when he collided with a blue BMW and a red Leyland Daf van.

Police closed the carriageway to allow for the air ambulance to land, causing long tailbacks and delays. The man was then taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

The incident further highlights the dangers faced by slow-moving vehicles on the A14.

An Evening Star campaign has called for dual carriageways to be treated the same as motorways, so slow-moving traffic is taken off Suffolk's fastest roads.

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Cyclists and tractors are allowed to use the A14 because it is classed as an A road and not a motorway but calls have been made for them to find other routes to protect both themselves and other road users.