A14 closed overnight as lorry overturns in multi-vehicle pile up

A multi-vehicle crash and an overturned lorry closed the A14 overnight near Trimley.

A multi-vehicle crash and an overturned lorry closed the A14 overnight near Trimley. - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

The A14 was closed overnight after a crash involving two lorries, a van and a car near Trimley St Martin.

The pile up closed the road eastbound between the Seven Hills junction and the Trimley turn off from 11.30pm until just before 4am.

All emergency services attended the incident, with Suffolk police leading the response.

A police spokesman for Suffolk police said: "Police were called by the ambulance service at approximately 10:05pm yesterday, Wednesday 19 January, to reports of a four-vehicle collision at Trimley St Martin.

"A lorry travelling on the eastbound A14 is reported to have been in collision with another lorry pulling out of a lay-by.

"An empty container fell onto the central reservation as a result of the collision and one of the lorries overturned on to its side.

"A van was then in collision with the overturned lorry, and a Vauxhall Astra car collided with the van.

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"The eastbound carriageway was initially restricted with a rolling road block, however a full closure was put in place at the Seven Hills roundabout in Nacton at approximately 11:30pm."

Two fire crews were called to reports of a vehicle fire just after 10.10pm.

There were no injuries reported, but the driver and passenger of the car were taken to hospital as a precaution. 

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