Women escape car in ditch

TWO women had a lucky escape today when their car left the A14, rolled down an embankment and landed in a stream.The incident happened at about 9.45am today on the Bury St Edmunds bound carriageway at Claydon.

TWO women had a lucky escape today when their car left the A14, rolled down an embankment and landed in a stream.

The incident happened at about 9.45am today on the Bury St Edmunds bound carriageway at Claydon.

Both of the women were taken to Ipswich Hospital on spinal boards as a precautionary measure.

Jason Gillingham, clinical field operations manager, for East Anglian ambulance service, said: "The two ladies have had quite a remarkable escape really.

"It is difficult to say how badly damaged the car is as it was actually down a gully and finished on its roof.

"The women were relatively shocked but they were also relatively uninjured.

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"When I first arrived and saw the car I thought we were going to be dealing with quite serious injuries.

"The car was partially submerged in the water. It was upside down and water had reached the level of the roof. It made it difficult for us and the fire service because it happened in a drainage stream."

It took 45 minutes to release the casualties who were then taken to Ipswich Hospital.

The women, one in her 40s and another in her 60s were travelling in a Nissan Micra when the incident happened.

Because the car left the road the A14 remained clear to traffic and no diversions were put in place.