Three people hurt in rush hour crash
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
By Amanda Cresswell
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.
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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.