Double lorry crash drama on A14

MOTORISTS were left facing rush hour delays today after two lorries collided on one of the region's busiest roads.Four miles of tailbacks were caused following the crash at around 8.30am.

MOTORISTS were left facing rush hour delays today after two lorries collided on one of the region's busiest roads.

Four miles of tailbacks were caused following the crash at around 8.30am on the Felixstowe-bound carriageway of the A14 near the Copdock junction.

Ambulance crews, firefighters and police were called to the scene and the road was blocked as a result of the accident.

One man was taken to Ipswich Hospital complaining of back pain.

A police spokeswoman said at one stage traffic tailed back as far as Claydon.

A single lane of the road was opened to traffic shortly after the collision and the road was fully reopened shortly after 10am.

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It is not clear how the accident happened.

Traffic problems caused by the smash come on the back of a number of problems on the roads recently.

Last Friday the region's roads were plunged into chaos when a van carrying dangerous gas on the A12 caught fire.

The road had to be closed because of the risk of explosion and nearby routes were left gridlocked through the sheer weight of traffic trying to find alternative routes.

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