A12 opens six hours after serious crash between car and lorry

Police closed off part of the A12 near Capel St Mary while emergency services work at the scene Pict

Police closed off part of the A12 near Capel St Mary while emergency services work at the scene Picture: Charlotte Bond - Credit: Archant

The A12 has opened, six hours after an air ambulance was called to the scene of serious crash between a car and a lorry.

Police closed off part of the A12 near Capel St Mary while emergency services work at the scene Pict

Police closed off part of the A12 near Capel St Mary while emergency services work at the scene Picture: Charlotte Bond - Credit: Archant

The incident happened shortly after 1.30pm today on the road between Capel St Mary and Copdock near to junction 32b.

The two vehicle crash caused a massive emergency response with the police, fire and ambulance service attending the scene.

Three fire engines were called to scene and an air ambulance also attended.

The road was closed in both directions for an hour and a half however the southbound carriageway has now reopened.

An air ambulance has been called to a crash on the A12 near Capel St Mary Picture: EAAA

An air ambulance has been called to a crash on the A12 near Capel St Mary Picture: EAAA - Credit: Archant

Highways England described the crash as ‘serious’ in a post on Twitter.

They said: “A12 northbound J32 - J33 is fully closed due to a serious incident. We have no more information at this time other than all emergency services are en route.”

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