Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 1°C

min temp: -0°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Update: A11 reopens both ways after serious accident involving three lorries between Barton Mills and Red Lodge

14:49 04 July 2014

A serious crash involving three lorries had closed the A11 both ways between Barton Mills and Red Lodge. Photo: Greg French

A serious crash involving three lorries had closed the A11 both ways between Barton Mills and Red Lodge. Photo: Greg French

Archant

A man was seriously injured after the lorry he was driving was involved in a three-vehicle crash on the A11 which caused at least some of the road to be closed for around seven hours.

The accident, which has closed the A11 in both directions between Barton Mills and Red Lodge, was reported to emergency services just after 2pm.

The male driver, who was trapped in his vehicle, was treated at the scene by paramedics and doctors, including from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service and an air ambulance. He was later cut free by fire crews.

The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, suffered serious trauma injuries and was taken by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The A11 was partially closed and the Highways Agency has put diversions in place. The south-bound carriageway was reopened after debris was removed with the north-bound carriageway closed for a longer period. The vehicles have now been recovered and leaked fuel removed from the road, north-bound.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area and take alternative routes.

The crash mainly involved two lorries, with a third suffering minor damage.

Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101 quoting CAD 264 of 4/7/14.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Felixstowe dock. Image: Matthew Clarke

One person, thought to be a crewman of a ship has died after steam built up in the boiler room of a vessel that was docking at Felixstowe port overnight, causing an “explosion”.

Shaun with Simon Milton (left) and Mick McCarthy.

Just months after former Suffolk footballer Shaun Whiter was left for dead after a horrific hit and run accident, he is set to take on a 150-mile cycling challenge.

Cathy Ryan will be running 3 marathons in 3 countries to raise money. She trains alongside her dog Bess.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

For many people, running a marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement.

Knives collected from the Bin a Blade amnesty bins.

The number of people caught carrying a bladed weapon in Suffolk has risen to its highest level for six years.

Police sealed off Stone Street in Crowfield during the incident.

A 42-year-old man arrested following a two-day stand-off with police has been released on bail and will be taken into the care of health professionals.

The sunrise over Borley Green. Picture: Pamela Bidwell

The morning skies have been putting on a striking show of colour and light over Suffolk this week.

Crash at Barrack Corner in Ipswich.

A seven-year-old girl was taken to hospital after the car she was travelling in came off the road and hit a wall.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24