Five mile tailbacks after crash

MOTORISTS have been left in queues longer than five miles long after two cars collided on the A14 at Felixstowe today.Emergency services were called to the Dockspur roundabout, near to Felixstowe docks, shortly before 2pm today after a Ford Fiesta and a Vauxhall Corsa collided.

MOTORISTS who had been queued up for more than five miles have now been able to get moving again after a two-car pile up in Felixstowe.

Traffic was backed up along the A14 from the Dockspur roundabout to Bucklesham Road, in Ipswich, following the collision shortly before 2pm today.

Emergency services were called to the roundabout, near to Felixstowe docks, after a Ford Fiesta and a Vauxhall Corsa collided.

A woman, who was thought to have only minor injuries, was cut free from her vehicle by firefighters before being taken to Ipswich Hospital.

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Both lanes were closed until 3.30pm while the vehicles were cleared and traffic was queued back to Ipswich until the diversions flowed properly.

There were still slight tailbacks until 4pm.

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The Star has campaigned for years to highlight safety measures to make lorry drivers slow down when approaching the roundabout and in 2004 signs were installed.

See tomorrow's Star for details.

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