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Fire crews free car crash victim

PUBLISHED: 15:55 13 July 2001 | UPDATED: 10:20 03 March 2010

A MAN is recovering in hospital following a three-vehicle smash on the A14.

Traffic was brought to a standstill on the eastbound carriageway between Beyton and Haughley Bends, following the crash between two cars and a lorry.

A MAN is recovering in hospital following a three-vehicle smash on the A14.

Traffic was brought to a standstill on the eastbound carriageway between Beyton and Haughley Bends, following the crash between two cars and a lorry.

Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and SARS officer Dr Andy Mason were sent to the scene.

Fire crews from Elmswell and Bury St Edmunds were also called to free the man from his car.

The crash happened shortly before 8am today causing hold-ups for rush- hour motorists.

One man was taken to West Suffolk General Hospital in Bury St. Edmunds with multiple injuries, although they

are not thought to be life threatening.

Police have not released the name of the injured man – and the hospital was unable to comment on his condition.

Another person suffered minor injuries but was not taken to hospital.

Both carriageways were blocked by the smash. police had to divert traffic off the A14 until the road was cleared.

Debris covered the carriageways and motorists were diverted off the dual carriageway at Beyton.

A farm owner came to the rescue of the lorry drivers and allowed HGVs to use her private road that led back on to the A14 to help clear the traffic jams.

By around 9am one lane had been cleared for motorists while recovery workers were on their way to remove the smashed vehicles.

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