Trucker badly hurt in A14 smash

DRIVERS heading out of Suffolk on one of the region's busiest roads are facing massive delays this morning after two lorries crashed on the A14 near Newmarket.

James Mortlock

Drivers heading out of Suffolk on one of the region's busiest roads are facing massive delays this morning after two lorries crashed on the A14 near Newmarket.

Firefighters took around an hour to cut the seriously injured driver of the Volvo HGV, thought to be from Ipswich, free from his cab following the accident close to the road's link with the A11 at the Rowley Mile near the Exning junction.

All three lanes of the route are blocked after the smash, which happened shortly before 5am, and motorists are being diverted along the A142. However drivers are facing several hours of delays and people are being urged to avoid the area if possible.

Roads in area were also said to be clogging up with traffic as drivers try to dodge the queues.

The accident happened when the Volvo, thought to have driven from Ipswich, was in collision with a DAF truck from Spalding.

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A Volkswagen Polo from Cambridge was also involved in the accident.

The driver of the Volvo was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with injuries described as serious and potentially life-threatening.

Several other motorists reported hitting debris that was strewn across the carriageway by the crash. Paramedics, firefighters, and police from both Suffolk and Cambridgeshire attended the scene and are looking to clear the carriageway, but it is expected the road will be closed for much of the morning.