Rush hour crash causes big tailbacks

HUNDREDS of rush-hour motorists faced a congestion headache today following a two-vehicle smash on the A14 which caused miles of tailbacks. The accident happened just after 7.

HUNDREDS of rush-hour motorists faced a congestion headache today following a two-vehicle smash on the A14 which caused miles of tailbacks.

The accident happened just after 7.45am on the Stowmarket-bound carriageway near to the turn-off to the Asda supermarket in the White House area of Ipswich.

Police closed a section of the road while the accident, involving a Nissan Micra and a VW Golf, was dealt with.

The disruption, which came at one of the busiest times of the day, saw traffic snaking back as far as Copdock.

Two ambulances were called with paramedics treating one of the drivers for minor chest injuries. However, no one was taken to hospital.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called shortly before 8am to a crash involving two cars on the A14 westbound.

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“A 30-year-old man was treated for chest injuries at the scene although was not conveyed to Ipswich Hospital.”

Fire crews from headquarters and Needham Market as well as the rescue appliance from Princes Street attended the accident. Firefighters released one driver from his car and recovered both vehicles from the road.

It is believed one of the cars struck the central reservation before coming to rest nearby.

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