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Lucky escape for barrier crash woman

PUBLISHED: 16:19 23 June 2003 | UPDATED: 14:02 03 March 2010

A WOMAN had a miraculous escape after taking out 100 yards of a crash barrier in a high speed smash.

Emergency services were called to the A14 near the junction with the A140 at just after 6.

A WOMAN had a miraculous escape after taking out 100 yards of a crash barrier in a high speed smash.

Emergency services were called to the A14 near the junction with the A140 at just after 6.15pm yesterday.

They found the wreckage of a severely damaged Peugeot 206 which had slammed into the central reservation at high speed.

The woman, who has not been named, was cut out of the vehicle by firefighters and placed on a spinal board.

It was feared she may have suffered serious neck or back injuries in the smash.

But today a police spokeswoman revealed her spectacular smash had left the woman with nothing more than a few aches and pains.

Police were alerted to the smash by a motorist travelling along the eastbound carriageway of the road who had not clearly seen the accident.

Investigations at the scene revealed it was likely the woman had to swerve to avoid something, possibly another vehicle which may have pulled out in front of her.

She lost control of her vehicle, smashed into the central reservation and then span around into the centre of the road.

Ambulance crews took her to Ipswich Hospital where it was confirmed her injuries were not as serious as first thought.

The scene was declared safe by police and fire service experts just before 7pm.

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