Woman injured in two-car smash

A WOMAN was taken to hospital today after a crash between two cars at a busy Stowmarket junction.The crash happened at just after 9am at the junction with Violet Hill Road and Bury Road.

A WOMAN was taken to hospital today after a crash between two cars at a busy Stowmarket junction.

The crash happened at just after 9am at the junction with Violet Hill Road and Bury Road.

It involved a Ford Sierra, being driven by a woman thought to be in her 40's from Stowmarket and a red Volkswagen Passat, which was registered to an address in Colchester.

It resulted in Bury Road being closed for more than an hour while the scene was cleared.

The woman had to be cut free from her car and was stretchered away on a spine board as a precaution. It is not thought her injuries were life threatening.

The man who was travelling in the Volkswagen car is also not believed to have suffered serious injury.

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Paul Seager, assistant divisional officer, said crews were forced to cut the roof of the Sierra car to free the trapped woman.

"There was one woman trapped in the Sierra but the man in the Volkswagen who was not trapped.

"It was a matter of getting the woman out of the car as quickly as possible and supporting the paramedics. No passengers were in either vehicle."

Crews from Needham Market, Stowmarket and Princes Street, Ipswich attended the incident.

The accident has led for renewed calls for traffic lights to be installed at the junction, where a number of minor accidents have happened over the years.

Mark Jones, 34, of Soames Close, Stowmarket, said: "I definitely think there should be traffic lights here. There always seems to be accidents and I've had a few close runs here too."

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