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Woman escapes in crash with lorry

PUBLISHED: 18:04 14 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:31 03 March 2010

A WOMAN was lucky to escape with minor injuries today after her car was involved in a collision with a lorry in Ipswich.

A WOMAN was lucky to escape with minor injuries today after her car was involved in a collision with a lorry in Ipswich.

The smash occurred at 7.15am as the woman tried to ask for directions in Bishops Hill, Ipswich, a police officer on the scene confirmed.

Her red C-registration Vauxhall Nova was then involved in a crash with a motorway maintenance vehicle that was facing in the same direction.

The woman was trapped in the car, and police officers, fire crews and paramedics spent 55 minutes trying to pull her free from the wreckage.

Glass and debris was strewn over both carriageways, and the vehicles blocked one side of road heading into town.

The driver of the maintenance lorry was unharmed in the incident.

At one stage in the rescue it was feared that the woman would have to be cut out of the car using fire service cutting equipment.

The woman was helped on to a stretcher after rescuers managed to pull her free through the rear of her car.

She was taken to Heath Road Hospital where she is being treated for minor injuries.

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