Chaos after crashes

COMMUTERS faced tailbacks and delays today after a series of accidents on Suffolk roads. On the A12 a broken down HGV stopped in the Colchester-bound carriageway at Stratford St Mary at around 6.

COMMUTERS faced tailbacks and delays today after a series of accidents on Suffolk roads.

On the A12 a broken down HGV stopped in the Colchester-bound carriageway at Stratford St Mary at around 6.30am, half blocking the road.

Traffic tailed back until recovery came at around 7.30am.

Then at 8.28 police were called to a two car accident on the northbound carriage way near Capel St Mary. A police spokeswoman said a green Honda Civic had rolled over on to its roof, blocking lane one of the carriageway. A black Kia Rio was also involved.

The spokeswoman added: “There are two walking wounded one with head injuries the other with unknown injuries. “Both appear to be Essex-based drivers.”

A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance were sent to the scene.

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At 8.33am a van and cycle collided at the junction of Myrtle Road and Bishops Hill. A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust said a 16-year-old male cyclist ended up underneath the van.

He added: “He managed to pull himself out. He has leg injuries but they are not believed to be too serious. They are not life threatening. He was taken to Ipswich Hospital.”

A further incident at the Seven Hills roundabout at Foxhall at 8.37am resulted in one casualty being taken to Ipswich Hospital with slight head injuries.

A Suffolk Police spokeswoman said the accident involved a BMW car and another vehicle.

She added: “It was a very minor two vehicle shunt.”

In a separate incident motorists were delayed after two lorries collided, causing one lane of the A14 to be closed for more than two hours.

The accident happened at about 2pm yesterday on the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the road, at Haughley.

No one was injured in the accident, which happened after one lorry went into the back of another.

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