Suffolk man fighting for life after serious crash

A FELIXSTOWE man remains in a critical condition following a collision which left the A12 closed for more than nine hours.

The crash happened when a lorry and a tractor struck each other on the southbound carriageway near Witham, Essex, at 2.30pm yesterday.

The lorry driver, a 53-year-old man from the Felixstowe area in Suffolk, was airlifted to Royal London Hospital after sustaining a variety of serious internal injuries.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said that he was in a critical but stable condition.

The tractor driver, a 53-year-old man from Wickford, sustained minor cuts and bruises. He was taken to Broomfield Hospital by the ambulance and later discharged.

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As a result of the crash, the southbound carriageway and one of the northbound carriageways were closed until shortly after midnight.

Road policing officers drafted in bottles of water for stranded motorists and paramedics were on standby to deal with any casualties who were suffering from heat exhaustion.

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