A12 reopens northbound at Marks Tey after serious crash – motorist flown to Ipswich Hospital

The East Anglian Air Ambulance landing on the A12 at Marks Tey after a serious crash. Picture: SGT C

The East Anglian Air Ambulance landing on the A12 at Marks Tey after a serious crash. Picture: SGT COLIN SHEAD - Credit: Archant

A man was flown to hospital after suffering injuries in a “serious” crash on the A12 at Marks Tey.

Essex Police earlier advised motorists to avoid the area while emergency services dealt with the incident, which was reported at around 7.25pm yesterday.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance landed at the scene to help paramedics.

A man was treated and airlifted to Ipswich Hospital with a head and suspected back injury.

The incident was described as “serious” by roads policing officer Sgt Colin Shead.

He said the incident involved a Royal Mail van and a motorcyclist on the northbound carriageway opposite Doggetts Lane services.

An East of England Ambulance Service Trust spokesman said: “The East of England Ambulance Service Trust was called to a road traffic collision at 7.24pm on the A12 near Marks Tey.

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“Two ambulances, the Hazardous Area Responses Team (HART), the East Anglian Air Ambulance and three rapid response vehicles attended and treated a man.

“He was flown to Ipswich Hospital with a head and suspected back injury.”

Traffic was also reported to be slow on the southbound carriageway as drivers slowed to look at the scene.

The road remained open London-bound during the incident.

If anyone was driving in the area at the time of the incident and has dash cam footage, call police on 101.