Three people have been taken to hospital following a crash on the A1214 Colchester Road, Ipswich.

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Colchester Road and Westbury Road were closed, causing delays, but have since reopened.

The accident, which is thought to have involved three vehicles, happened at the junction with Norbury Road.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said they were contacted about the crash at 2.52pm.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said there were four casualties in total, including one with a head injury which is thought to be serious and one with a chest injury and potential spine injuries. The spokesman said their conditions are not thought to be life-threatening.

They were taken to Ipswich Hospital along with a casualty, who was described as walking wounded, with a minor chest injury.

The spokesman said another person who was walking wounded was discharged at the scene.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was sent to the scene, but the casualties went to Ipswich Hospital by land ambulances.

5 comments

  • This incident occurred about 700yrds by road from Ipswich Hospital. Why on earth use the extremely costly resources of the Air Ambulance on this? I shall think twice when I next pass by the rattling EAAA charity tins. Will this comment get through the Star censor??

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    Steve Blake

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • So why was there two police cars and one ambulance followed by a helicopter landing on Dumbarton park. Somebody was taken away in the ambulance and it was thought to be something to do with the crash.

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    Tirismo17

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • Steve EAAA relys on donations from the general public so that they can respond to accidents such as this - unless you were involved in the incident then no-one really knows how serious the injuries were. I'm sure that the air ambulance wouldn't have been dispatched unless it was thought it may have been needed. Let's hope none of your relations, friends or close ones need the service in the future.

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    Robert Barrell

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Air ambulance would have been sent due to the potential for serious head injurymultiple traumatic injures. Which, if bad enough may have meant the patient being put to sleep and flown to the regional trauma centre rather than going to the local hospital. I hope you don't ever need it Steve!

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    Dave Smith

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • Have you thought that maybe the person with head injuries may have needed to go to Addenbrookes?

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    angel97uk

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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