Woman in stable condition after horror crash on A14

The scene of the crash on the A14 Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The scene of the crash on the A14 Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Contributed

A woman involved in a serious collision on the A14 at Coddenham is in a stable condition after suffering ‘serious but not life-threatening’ injuries.

The collision between a lorry and a Smart car happened on the A14 westbound at Coddenham around 3.30pm yesterday, Thursday, May 24.

The road was closed for around 12 hours, reopening at around 3.30am this morning.

The lorry is said to have overturned and ploughed into a ditch, but the male driver walked away without serious injury.

The female driver of the car was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.


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Multiple emergency vehicles, including an air ambulance, fire engines and ambulances, were sent to the scene.

Highways teams were also called in to clean up spilt fuel and debris in the road.

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The AA reported that the central reservation had been “damaged extensively”.

Four fire engines were called to the scene – two from Princes Street, one from Stowmarket and another from Ipswich East.

A spokesman from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said cutting gear was being used at the scene.

This evening, a police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 3.30pm yesterday, Thursday, May 24, to attend a collision on the A14 between a silver Smart car and a lorry, both travelling westbound, towards Needham Market.

“The driver of the car was taken to hospital with serious injuries and her condition is currently described as stable.

“Anyone who may have seen the collision or the manner of driving of either of the vehicles beforehand should contact PC 1925 Hearsum at Suffolk Police on 101, quoting incident number 262 of 24 May.”

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