Crashes cause rush hour traffic chaos

ROAD users faced traffic delays around Ipswich after two collisions caused chaos.

Emergency services were called to the westbound carriageway of the A14, approaching the Orwell Bridge, after an accident which saw a car strike the central reservation.

The collision left one lane blocked and commuters were stuck in tailbacks as they attempted to reach Ipswich.

It happened close to the Shell Garage at the Nacton interchange around 6.20am and involved a lorry and a red Mini Cooper.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said there were no serious injuries and the road was cleared by 8.30am.

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Meanwhile, a man was taken to Ipswich Hospital complaining of neck pain after a collision between two cars and a motorcycle in Ipswich.

Emergency services were called to the crash on St Margaret’s Green shortly after 7.35am today.

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The accident involved a red Suzuki motorbike, a black Chevalier and a blue Ford Mondeo.

A spokesman for the Suffolk police said the injury was not believed to be serious.

The accident caused traffic to build up to Major’s Corner and Crown Street.

Vehicles were diverted along St Margaret’s Green, until the road was re-opened at 8.45am.

The delays were worsened by the re-modelling of the Duke Street roundabout.

The multi-million pound project is causing chaos for road users during rush hour, as access to the area continues to worsen with the closure of Pownall Road.

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