Driver in critical condition

AN Ipswich lorry driver is today in a critical condition in hospital after suffering chest and internal injuries in a crash with two vehicles.The 46-year-old man, from Birkfield Drive, Ipswich, is in intensive care at the Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, after the crash with a Vauxhall van and a Vauxhall Vectra in Lincolnshire yesterday morning.

AN Ipswich lorry driver is today in a critical condition in hospital after suffering chest and internal injuries in a crash with two vehicles.

The 46-year-old man, from Birkfield Drive, Ipswich, is in intensive care at the Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, after the crash with a Vauxhall van and a Vauxhall Vectra in Lincolnshire yesterday morning.

He was left trapped inside his Scania HGV after the accident at 7.30am on the A16 at Dalby, near Spilsby. The road was not fully re-opened for nine hours while the debris was cleared.

A police spokeswoman said: “As at 4am today, the lorry driver remains in a critical but stable condition.

“The cause of the collision is still not known but is subject to an ongoing investigation and we are still appealing for any witnesses to the collision or sightings of any of the vehicles involved prior to the collision.”

Police, fire and ambulance crews attended the scene on Partney Road, where the lorry fallen on its side.

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The driver, who works for Cooks Waste Kare and was carrying a cargo of dried peas. He was initially trapped inside his cabin, but was released by rescue teams and taken to hospital.

Cooks Waste Care said his wife and a company representative, who is an old friend of the driver, have gone to visit him.

No-one from the other vehicles was seriously injured.

Two more multi-vehicle accidents on the A14 caused havoc in Suffolk yesterday evening.

A ten-car pile-up on the Eastbound carriageway at Haughley, at 5.25pm, left a section of the road closed for three hours.

In an earlier accident, three vehicles collided at the junction with the A12 at Copdock Mill.