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Suffolk hit by series of road crashes

PUBLISHED: 10:11 01 December 2001 | UPDATED: 10:58 03 March 2010

A MOTORIST is recovering in hospital today and two more people have been treated by medical teams following a series of road crashes in Suffolk.

A 43-year-old woman was helicoptered to West Suffolk Hospital at Bury St Edmunds with neck and spinal injuries after her Ford Escort had hit a stone wall and overturned on the B1106 near Elvedon.

A MOTORIST is recovering in hospital today and two more people have been treated by medical teams following a series of road crashes in Suffolk.

A 43-year-old woman was helicoptered to West Suffolk Hospital at Bury St Edmunds with neck and spinal injuries after her Ford Escort had hit a stone wall and overturned on the B1106 near Elvedon.

The accident happened at around 12.30pm.

Three hours later ambulance crews were again called and took two people to Ipswich Hospital, including a 39-year-old woman from Tunstall and her passenger in a J-reg Vauxhall car after it was involved in a collision with a Renault GTX. One had minor head injuries but both were later released.

The driver of the Renault, a 21-year-old man from Rendlesham, was treated by paramedics at Rendlesham Mews, Rendlesham.

Emergency services were again involved in accidents in which no one was hurt but which caused disruption to traffic.

The westbound A14 was partially blocked for around 45 minutes following a collision near Haughley between a Dutch-registered Leyland lorry and a Renault 19 shortly after 7.15pm.

Traffic came to a near-standstill for an hour on the A1071 following a smash involving two cars near Hintlesham Hall.

The accident caused congestion in both directions as traffic stretched in a two-mile tailback between Hintlesham and Hadleigh after two cars, an F-reg Fiesta and a B-reg Volvo, were involved in a collision at around 5.40pm.

Shortly before 8.30pm a motorist escaped without injury when a VW Golf crashed into a brick wall at the Fir Tree pub on the A1092 near Cavendish. A fire crew from Clare attended.

Firefighters were in action again when petrol started leaking from the ruptured fuel tank of an A-reg Mercedes after it had left the road on the A134 between Cockfield and Alpheton. No one was hurt.


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