Tanker crash causes A14 misery

MOTORISTS faced more A14 misery today after a tanker driver had a lucky escape following a crash which blocked the Bury St Edmunds-bound carriageway.The accident, which also involved a 4x4 car, took place at around 8.40am at Newmarket near to the junction with the A142.

MOTORISTS faced more A14 misery today after a tanker driver had a lucky escape following a crash which blocked the Bury St Edmunds-bound carriageway.

The accident, which also involved a 4x4 car, took place at around 8.40am at Newmarket near to the junction with the A142.

The outside lane of Cambridge-bound carriageway was also blocked after the tanker crashed through the central barrier.

Thousands of rush hour motorists faced delays as emergency services dealt with the aftermath of the crash, which was cleared by 9.30am.

There were reports of significant delays on the west-bound carriageway, as emergency repair work was carried out to fix the damaged central reservation crash barrier.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the outside lane was cordoned off while the work was completed.

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One man, believed to be the driver of the car, was treated for minor injuries but was not taken to hospital.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed a 40-year-old man had been treated at the scene for leg injuries but was not seriously hurt.

Police from the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire forces dealt with the accident, as did fire crews from Newmarket and Cambridge, who made the area safe.

Police said there could have been numerous “shunts” on the westbound carriageway as drivers filed into one lane.

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