Overturned lorry blocks A1071 at Hintlesham

The accident has closed the road

The accident has closed the road - Credit: citizenside.com

A lorry driver became trapped in his vehicle after it overturned on the A1071 at Hintlesham this afternoon.

The incident, involving an Isuzu lorry close to Hillside Nurseries, blocked the road and diversions were put in place via the B1141 and the roundabout close to The Beagle pub.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was freed from the vehicle by fire crews and was taken to Ipswich Hospital for further treatment to a hand injury.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene just after 12noon.

The vehicle had been recovered and the road reopened by 2.10pm.

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