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Three people hurt in rush hour crash

PUBLISHED: 17:41 11 February 2002 | UPDATED: 11:19 03 March 2010

THREE people were injured in a road crash in Ipswich late this afternoon which caused rush hour traffic chaos.

The accident happened when a Vauxhall Cavalier was involved in a collision with a silver coloured Rover and a red Transit van on a bend in St Matthews' Street.

By Amanda Cresswell

Amanda.cresswell@ecng.co.uk

FOUR people were taken to hospital following a road crash in Ipswich which caused rush hour traffic chaos.

The accident happened when a Vauxhall Cavalier was involved in a collision with a silver coloured Rover and a red Transit van near a bend on St Matthews' Street.

The fire service used cutting equipment to free three occupants of the Cavalier following the incident which happened shortly after 4.15 pm.

Traffic was diverted down Civic Drive, Berners Street and Norwich Road while two ambulances, a Suffolk accident rescue service doctor and three fire engines attended.

Reg Ling, owner of the Rover, car said: "I am really angry. The Vauxhall car looked like it was being chased. There were three people in it. I think they were all in their 20's."

The Vauxhall was heading from Norwich Road before it was in collision with two vehicles.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "The initial call we received were that there were three people injured and the accident involved two vehicles – a car and a van.

"There were three casualties – the car driver, front seat passenger and rear seat passenger.

"Four were taken to hospital, with the van driver conveyed [to hospital] as a precaution.

Diversions were still in place for some time afterwards.

A police spokeswoman said the accident would be the subject to an investigation.

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