Driver's miracle escape in A14 crash

EMERGENCY services have been at the scene of a crash which has seen a car get stuck under a lorry on the A14.

A DRIVER is today lucky to be alive after managing to walk away from this carnage without any serious injuries.

The 30-year-old man, who was driving the Subaru Impreza which became wedged under a lorry in Felixstowe, managed to free himself from the wreckage and miraculously escaped with just a cut on his head.

The crash happened on the westbound carriageway of Trinity Avenue, just past the BP truck stop, at about 3.20pm yesterday and partially closed the road for more than an hour while the vehicles were recovered.

Police and a crew from the East of England Ambulance Trust arrived and found the injured motorist sitting on the ground and he was taken to Ipswich Hospital.

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The car and the lorry's trailer had collided, completely crushing the front part of the car and windscreen and causing both airbags to inflate.

A spokeswoman from Suffolk Police said: “Police were called to a car in collision with a lorry.

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“The driver of the car was not reported to be trapped and was sitting on the ground near the car when we arrived.

“The fire service was called because there was a concern about a fuel leaking.

“A recovery vehicle attended at 4.30pm. Both lanes of the road were blocked.

“Bearing in mind the car he was driving-a high-powered vehicle-the chances are he had a miraculous escape.”

A crew from the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called due to concern about leaking fuel from the white Volvo lorry however on arrival, they just made the scene safe.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Trust said: “The car was partially under the lorry although the driver was not trapped. The driver, a 30-year-old man, had a gash to the head.

“He was taken to Ipswich Hospital.”

Police are investigating the crash.

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