Firefighters free trapped motorist after crash in Great Blakenham

Fireflighters are tackling the flames. File picture: PHIL MORLEY

Fireflighters are tackling the flames. File picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

A woman left trapped in a vehicle after a crash near Ipswich was freed by firefighters today.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the two-vehicle collision in Gipping Road, Great Blakenham at around 1pm today.

Two fire engines attended following reports a woman was trapped in one of the vehicles.

Crews from Ipswich East and Stowmarket used specialist cutting equipment to remove the roof and free the motorist.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said:“We were called today at 12.59pm to reports of a road traffic collision on Gipping Road, in Great Blakenham.


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“An ambulance crew and a rapid response vehicle were sent to help.

“At the scene they assessed and treated a woman, believed to be in her 40s, for chest and back pain.

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“The patient was taken to Ipswich Hospital for further care.”

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