Driver hospitalised after A14 incident

A MAN was taken to hospital after crashing his van on an A14 slip road at Sproughton.Ambulance crews were called to the scene at 7.11am on Saturday and firefighters were needed to free the man from the van.

A MAN was taken to hospital after crashing his van on an A14 slip road at Sproughton.

Ambulance crews were called to the scene at 7.11am on Saturday and firefighters were needed to free the man from the van. He was released by 8am and taken to Ipswich Hospital.

The van, which belongs to Ray Harvey Fish Merchants, was travelling along the Bury-bound slip road of the A14 when the accident happened.

It is believed he was taken ill while driving the van which caused him to veer up the bank on the side of the road.

A second van from the same company was following and reversed up the bank to prop the van up and stop it rolling down on to the road.

Danny Smith, who was in the second van to arrive at the scene said the man involved was in his mid to late thirties.

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"He was unconscious when I arrived. He was wearing his seat belt, but he was slumped forward on to the steering wheel." Mr Smith said the man did not have a history of illness.

The slip road was blocked for at least two hours after the accident.

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