max temp: 16°C

min temp: 13°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Tattingstone: Road reopens after two-vehicle crash

16:37 11 July 2014

A crash involving two vehicles on the A137 near Tattingstone.

A crash involving two vehicles on the A137 near Tattingstone.

A road in Tattingstone has reopened after a collision this morning which left a 50-year-old woman with serious injuries.


Emergency services were called to the collision at approximately 8am this morning and they are at the scene on the A137 between Tattingstone and Wherstead.

A red Citroen C2 and a red Hyundai i20 cars collided, and the drivers of both cars were injured in the crash.

A 25-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, who was seriously injured, had to be freed from their cars by emergency services in Wherstead.

Ambulance crews were called just before 8am as a rapid response car, paramedic officer, two ambulances and the Essex Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.

Paramedic Officer David Sexby said: “Both casualties suffered serious pelvic injuries and the female casualty also sustained leg injuries.

“Our crews worked hard alongside the fire service to free the patients so they could be stabilised and taken to hospital.”

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were notified of the incident at 8.02am, with crews from Princes Street and Ipswich East attending.

The first crews were in attendance eight minutes later.

Mr Sexby said: “Both have been taken to specialist trauma units, the woman has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land and the man via road to Ipswich Hospital.”

Motorists are being warned to avoid the area while the incident is dealt with and diversions have been put in place, and police are appealing for witnesses.

The road remained closed 2.07pm while recovery of the vehicles and clearing of the road takes place.

Any witnesses should contact Pc John Clarke at Suffolk Police Headquarters Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit on 101 quoting CAD 71 of 11/7/14.



  • Well that's odd as I live there too. There was a car in a field earlier this week, one through a fence a month or two back, a crash outside Jimmy's in May that resulted in a death, another fatal crash in 2010 when a girl was knocked off her scooter. Shall I go on? ANY death is tragic and shouldn't be brushed aside as if it didn't happen as you seem to want to do.

    Report this comment

    Public Purson

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

  • Public Person: 2 things here, 1, this AIN'T Jimmy's Farm, & 2, having lived here for over 30 years, this is not the umpteenth crash on the A137! While all roads have accidents, this road has a good safety record, & averages 2-4 a year(none would be great)! Think before you speak!

    Report this comment

    Blue and true

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • This is the umpteenth crash around the Jimmy's Farm junction. It's time questions were asked why and some action taken to prevent future accidents.

    Report this comment

    Public Purson

    Friday, July 11, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

The large scale police operation in Potash Road, Wyverstone.

A Suffolk police officer whose enquiries led to the discovery of more than 400 firearms - one of the biggest weapon finds the UK has ever seen - is set to be recognised.

Bury Magistrates' Court

Shutting Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court will have a “shocking” impact on access to justice in west Suffolk, leaving public transport journeys 245% more expensive on average.

The new electronic road sign in Rushmere

A new set of electronic traffic signs have been posted around Ipswich to help warn motorists of delays, roadworks and other essential travel information.


Sites for more than 1,000 new homes on the Felixstowe peninsula have at last been revealed – with farmers’ fields set to disappear to make way for the growth of the resort.

A seal boarded Terry Davey's boat in the River Orwell.

A 71-year-old rower was joined by an unexpected companion while taking on a life-long dream to scull solo from Woodbridge to Ipswich in a boat of his own design and building.

A man who fell from a roof in Suffolk was airlifted to hospital this morning with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Programme Name: The Michael McIntyre Chatshow - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Michael McIntyre Michael McIntyre - (C) Open Mike - Photographer: unknown

An Essex mum whose waters broke during a live Michael McIntyre show questioned whether her favourite comedian would trigger labour while travelling to the event.

A broken down train between Diss and Norwich caused the disruption

Terry Kidgell is staging a star-studded show at the Ipswich Regent on Monday, October 12, in aid of Macmillan after he was diagnosed with terminal bowl cancer. One of those appearing will be his niece Robyn Mellor, currently starring on London's West End. The other will be America’s Got Talent 2015 winner Paul Zerdin.
Terry with his niece Robyn.

What would you do if you were told you had just months to live? For Terry Kidgell, diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in August, the answer was simple – throw a charity gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Save the Duke Share Launch, led by campaigners Sarah Caston and Lucy Batchelor-Wylam

A community campaign launched at the end of August to save a village’s pub has raised more than 40% of the money it needs.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages