Man cut free from A12 crash

A MAN had to be cut free from a wreckage on the A12 this afternoon

Russell Claydon

A MAN had to be cut free from a wreckage on the A12 this afternoon.

The two vehicle crash at Frostendenm, near Wrentham, forced the closure of the northbound carriageway for nearly an hour from 3.45pm.

A 62-year-old man was taken to hospital with back injuries after firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to release him from his vehicle.

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The northbound lane of the A12 at Frostenden was shut down to motorists while the vehicles, a Volkswagon camper van and a Citroen car were recovered.

Emergency services were called to the accident at 3.45pm and the road was reopened at 5.39pm.

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Fire engines from Southwold, Lowestoft and Wrentham were involved in the incident after the man was unable to move following the crash.

An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman said he was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston for treatment, although his injuries were not thought to be serious.

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