Man hurt in A14 smash

POLICE this afternoon re-opened the A14 near Felixstowe after it was blocked for more than five hours following a crash involving two juggernauts.

Richard Cornwell

POLICE this afternoon re-opened the A14 near Felixstowe after it was blocked for more than five hours following a crash involving two juggernauts.

The 38-ton trucks collided on the Ipswich-bound carriageway on the Port of Felixstowe road - one appeared to have run into the back of the other.

Firefighters successfully freed one driver trapped in his lorry cab. It is understood his injuries are not life-threatening.

The other driver suffered minor arm injuries.

The accident brought the area to a standstill with the road sealed off as police carried out a clear-up operation.

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Three fire crews, police and two ambulances were sent to the scene.

Traffic could get to the port, but trucks coming out of the container terminal were directed through the town along Walton Avenue, Langer Road, Garrison Lane and Candlet Road to get back to the A14.

The accident happened just after 11.05am, and police re-opened the road about 4.30pm.