One dead and two in hospital after two car crash near Whitehouse Asda

Two car incident on Asda Roundabout, Ipswich

Two car incident on Asda Roundabout, Ipswich

Two cars were involved in a fatal crash on the edge of Ipswich this morning, with one casualty airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Two car incident on Asda Roundabout, Ipswich

Two car incident on Asda Roundabout, Ipswich

Three crews of firefighters and two ambulances, along with a number of other emergency service vehicles, attended the accident which happened at the Whitehouse junction off the A14 near Asda just after 9.30am.

Police warned drivers to stay clear of the area, where the road was closed for several hours, as they investigated the incident.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said a VW Golf had collided with a Rover 75.

They added officers are looking into the possibility the driver of the VW, a man in his 70s, suffered a medical episode before the collision. He died at the scene.

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A woman who was a passenger in the car was taken to Ipswich Hospital with chest pains.

The female driver of the Rover had to be freed from her car by firefighters and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with serious injuries by the Essex Air Ambulance. Police said on Monday that she is now in a stable condition at the hospital.

The A14 eastbound and westbound exit slip roads at the A1156 junction were closed, along with the A1156 Bury Road itself.

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However the roads were reopened around 3pm after the vehicles had been recovered.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen what happened to call Suffolk police on 101, quoting CAD number 113 of today, Saturday January 23.

Reporter Ed Crosthwaite was one of the first on the scene following the crash and was part of the effort to help. You can read his first hand account, here.

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