Woman trapped in car by falling timber

A COUPLE were taken to hospital after a lorry shed part of its load in the face of on oncoming vehicle.The woman was trapped in the wreckage of the car after the accident on the B1456 between Shotley and Chelmondiston yesterday afternoon.

By Amanda Cresswell

A COUPLE were taken to hospital after a lorry shed part of its load in the face of on oncoming vehicle.

The woman was trapped in the wreckage of the car after the accident on the B1456 between Shotley and Chelmondiston yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters cut the roof off the blue Toyota Carina to get to the woman who was taken to Ipswich Hospital suffering from neck injuries, along with the male occupant.

They were travelling from the Shotley area when they came into contact with a Holden Timber Engineering truck in the opposite direction.

Pc Jim Gooding at the scene, said police are investigating.

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The lorry from the Ipswich direction came round the corner when part of its timber load fell off onto the car.

The road was blocked for nearly an hour as fire fighters from Holbrook and Princes Street and two ambulances attended the scene at around 1pm.

Kevin Anderson, managing director of Holden Timber Engineering, who arrived shortly after the accident, said: "It was a horrible sight to see. I just pray that the other people are OK."

The male lorry driver, who has not been named, was shocked but was believed to be uninjured.