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Man arrested after lorry smashes through A14 crash barrier at Haughley - road reopens seven hours later

PUBLISHED: 06:00 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:21 30 June 2017

A14 blocked east bound after a lorry crash near Stowmarket.

A14 blocked east bound after a lorry crash near Stowmarket.

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A driver has been arrested after a lorry crashed through the central reservation of the A14 in Suffolk and into the opposite carriageway.

The crash happened at around 5.20am near junction 49 – the A1308 for Haughley - and caused severe delays for drivers all morning.

It is understood the lorry had been travelling in the westbound direction when the collision happened.

Suffolk police said the wreckage and necessary repairs to the crash barrier meant one lane of each carriageway had to be closed. It was not until 12.15pm that both carriageways were able to reopen fully.

A 59-year-old man has now been arrested in connection with dangerous driving related to the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, has dash cam footage of the incident, or may have seen the manner of driving of the lorry to get in touch.

People can contact the Roads Policing Team at Suffolk Constabulary on 101, or via the ‘Report Something’ page on the website quoting CAD 43 of 30 June.

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