Felixstowe man seriously hurt in smash

A FELIXSTOWE man is in hospital with serious injuries following a seven car smash on the A14 that saw the road closed for eight hours.The accident happened at around 7.

A FELIXSTOWE man is in hospital with serious injuries following a seven car smash on the A14 that saw the road closed for eight hours.

The accident happened at around 7.20am yesterday on the westbound carriageway at Swavesey near Cambridge.

Hundreds of motorists were left stranded in the sweltering heat and emergency services arranged for water to be delivered by quad bikes to parched drivers and passengers.

The accident involved a Scania lorry and six cars including a Renault Megane driven by a 46-year-old Felixstowe man and a Honda Accord driven by a 37-year-old Stowmarket man.

Cambridgeshire police today revealed the Felixstowe man suffered serious injuries in the smash and was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital for treatment.

The Stowmarket man suffered minor injuries.

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A further two people are also at Addenbrookes Hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Meanwhile motorists faced disruption on the A14 near Ipswich today following a collision involving three vehicles.

The accident happened at around 8.48am on the westbound carriageway near Bucklesham just before the A1156 turn off.

Ambulance crews took two people to Ipswich Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

A police spokeswoman said the road was cleared quickly following the accident.

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