The westbound A14 has reopened after being closed by two four-vehicle crashes earlier
- Credit: Andrew Partridge
The A14 westbound carriageway has been reopened following two four-vehicle collisions in close proximity of each other this afternoon.
The closure was in place at junction 42, the Westley Interchange, with diversions set up, but was lifted around 5.10pm.
Suffolk police were called to the first collision half a mile before the exit at Kentford at 1.25pm, between a silver Vauxhall Corsa, a blue Mercedes minibus, a silver VW Golf and a black Vauxhall Ampera.
Police were notified of the second incident between Risby and Kentford at 1.28pm, between a black Ford Fiesta, a black Mini One, a silver Mercedes S350 and a blue Volvo V40.
The collisions caused a large diesel spill, a police spokesman said.
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The ambulance service were also called as injuries had been reported.
An East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust spokesman said: “We sent an ambulance crew, two ambulance officers and a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle.
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“We were originally told there were multiple patients described as walking wounded.
“One patient was taken to West Suffolk Hospital. One female patient was complaining of neck pain, while another female patient was complaining of wrist pain, and both were assessed at the scene.
There were delays in the area while emergency services dealt with the incident.