Lorry driver suffers medical episode behind the wheel on A14 westbound in Suffolk

One of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust's new ambulances, based on the Mercedes-Benz

One of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust's new ambulances, based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 519 CDI model from Orwell Truck & Van. - Credit: Archant

A lorry driver who became stuck in his cab after falling ill behind the wheel on the A14 has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further treatment.

The man, whose age is not known at this time, suffered a medical episode while he was parked in a layby on the westbound carriageway close to junction 36 for Newmarket.

Paramedics and fire crews were called to a layby near the junction – which links the A14 with the A11 – at around 12.33pm today.

The man was unable to get out of his cab so paramedics, a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), and firefighters worked to release him.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said the man, described as being conscious and breathing, needed urgent medical treatment.

He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further care via land ambulance.

Traffic on the A14 was unaffected by the incident, and fire crews had left the scene by 1.10pm.