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Traffic chaos as A140 CLOSED after crash between lorry and car

PUBLISHED: 16:13 06 February 2020 | UPDATED: 22:32 06 February 2020

Police at the accident on the A140 at Little Stonham  Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Police at the accident on the A140 at Little Stonham Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Charlotte Bond

The A140 in Suffolk has been closed after a crash between a lorry and a car prompted a massive emergency response.

The air ambulance is currently on the scene of the incident at Little Stonham, where the lorry is said to be overturned.

Suffolk police were called just before 3.30pm, while three fire engines have been called to the scene from Princes Street, Stowmarket and Elmswell.

It has been confirmed that people from both vehicles involved in the accident have sustained injuries, although the extent of them is not yet known.

The East of England Ambulance Service was called at 3.22pm, sending two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and an Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

Police at the accident on the A140 at Little Stonham  Picture: CHARLOTTE BONDPolice at the accident on the A140 at Little Stonham Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

The air ambulance landed at the scene at 3.50pm and emergency crews have remained at the scene.

Heavy traffic built up at the time of the accident and motorists are now being diverted by police.

A spokesman for Suffolk police has added: "The road remains closed and is likely to remain so overnight while initial investigations continue and the two vehicles are removed from the scene of the collision.

"Drivers are asked to find alternative routes in the meantime."


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