Paramedics called to A140 smash

AMBULANCE crews took a man to hospital after a school-run smash on the A140 today.A van ploughed into the back of a car waiting to turn off the notorious road into Stoke Ash Primary School shortly before 8.

AMBULANCE crews took a man to hospital after a school-run smash on the A140 today.

A van ploughed into the back of a car waiting to turn off the notorious road into Stoke Ash Primary School shortly before 8.40am.

The car was carrying a mum and her young son, but school headteacher Gordon Leathers said neither was injured.

Mr Leathers said mum and son were able to brace themselves for the impact. The plucky youngster was so calm he was able to take his place in school as normal.


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It is thought the van driver was the man taken to hospital.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Service confirmed one man had been taken to Ipswich Hospital with neck and back injuries.

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No further details were available as The Evening Star went to press, but it is believed the injuries were not serious and hospital treatment was carried out as a precaution.

On Tuesday The Evening Star revealed how our campaign to make the A140 safer had been boosted by the promise of more speed cameras.

A report into the notorious road revealed speeding drivers were at the root of many of the A140s most serious smashes.

It is hoped the five new cameras could cut 80 crashes a year – 40 of them serious or fatal collisions.

Targets have been set to reduce serious accidents on the A140 to 354 by December next year.

In 2000 there were 525 accidents and more than 450 last year.

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