Five car smash on A14

FIVE vehicles were involved in a rush-hour accident on the A14 in what police described as poor driving conditions after a night of heavy rain.

The crash happened on the Felixstowe-bound carriageways near the Orwell Bridge at Wherstead at 8am, blocking both lanes.

Diversions were set up using the slip roads at Wherstead to get traffic around the accident.

Police said officers arrived just moments after it happened. An ambulance had also been called but there were no reports from the scene of any serious injuries.

The cars involved were a black BMX, a silver Volkswagen Golf, a black Ford, a Volkswagen Bora and a red Ford.

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Recovery vehicles attended and the road was re-opened by 9.35am.

Six vehicles were also involved in ajn accident at Worlingham, near Beccles, after sliding into each other at a roundabout. One person was treated at the scene for a minor injury.

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A police spokesman said road conditions were poor with surfaces very wet and slippery after rain for much of the night.

“We would ask drivers to make sure they have their lights on and they reduce their speed and keep a look-out for standing water on the roads,” said a police spokesman.

“People should also allow more time for their journeys in these conditions.”

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