Man in hospital after crash

ONE man was taken to hospital today with suspected spinal injuries following a four-vehicle crash at Copdock.It was the second smash within the space of a few hours this morning on the northbound carriageway of the A12.

ONE man was taken to hospital today with suspected spinal injuries following a four-vehicle crash at Copdock.

It was the second smash within the space of a few hours this morning on the northbound carriageway of the A12.

Earlier three vehicles were involved in a minor accident approximately 100 yards from the Copdock interchange.

Paramedics treated one person for whiplash at the scene but nobody was taken to hospital.


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The accident happened on the Ipswich-bound carriageway at about 8.50am leaving the nearside lane blocked for a short period.

Only two and half hours later, police were called to a four vehicle accident, again on the Ipswich-bound carriage near the Copdock interchange.

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Three cars, including a Fiat Punto and a BMW and a Mercedes Sprinter van were among the vehicles involved at about 11.15am.

The driver of one of the vehicles was taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance.

A spokesman for East Anglia Ambulance Service said: "One man was taken to Ipswich Hospital with possible spinal injuries.

"The full extent of his injuries are not yet known.

"Four other people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

"This is the second accident we have attended on the A12 today."

A spokeswoman for Ipswich police said: "The accident has caused long tailbacks and traffic is building up as far as Stratford St Mary."

Shortly after midday, traffic congestion had eased and vehicles started to slowly move along the A12.

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