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Sixth incident on A14 in 12 hours leaves woman in critical condition

PUBLISHED: 22:47 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 07:05 30 October 2018

The collision happened between Cambridge and Newmarket around 6.30pm on October 29. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The collision happened between Cambridge and Newmarket around 6.30pm on October 29. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A woman is in a critical condition in hospital and had to be cut from her car after it collided with an HGV on the A14 near Newmarket.

Police are appealing for information about the collision near Stow-cum-Quy on Monday October 29.

The woman, who is in her 40s, was driving a Ford Fiesta on the A14 eastbound towards Newmarket at about 6.20pm when she was involved in a collision with a lorry which was parked up in a layby.

PC Simon Goldsmith, of the Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit, said: “We are keen to speak with any motorists who were on that stretch of road around the time of the collision in order to help us establish the series of events.

“I am particularly keen to identify the driver of a lorry who we believe pulled out of the layby just moments before the collision.”

The Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene of an accident around 6.30pm.

Suffolk firefighters sent two vehicles from Newmarket and one from Cambridge to assist the police and paramedics also at the scene.

Firefighters freed the driver of the car after the crash had left her trapped.

At least one lane of traffic was closed while emergency services worked to clear the scene.

This is the sixth incident on the A14 today after a flurry of issues this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Policing Unit by calling 101 and quoting incident 357 of 29 October.

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