Rush hour delays after deer hit on A14

MOTORISTS have told of their rush hour misery on the A14 this morning after a deer was struck by a car on the road.

Laurence Cawley

MOTORISTS have told of their rush hour misery on the A14 this morning after a deer was struck by a car on the road.

Police were called to the scene of the accident on the westbound carriageway of the A14 at Tostock, near Bury St Edmunds, shortly after 7am.

They had to find the deer and stay with it to prevent it struggling back up and heading back onto the busy Suffolk carriageway.


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A vet was called at about 8.20am.

A spokeswoman for the police said the deer was badly injured and might have to be put to sleep as a result of the incident.

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One of the drivers caught up in the rush hour delays said: “I was held up by about 10 minutes. The traffic was moving but slowly. I understand other drivers are experiencing greater problems because the traffic in the area builds up at about 8am.”

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