Update: Man and woman in hospital with chest and back injuries after collision on A14 near Ipswich

Shoes worth more than £20,000 were stolen from a parked lorry on the A14 in an overnight raid.

Shoes worth more than £20,000 were stolen from a parked lorry on the A14 in an overnight raid. - Credit: Andrew Partridge

Two motorists are in hospital after a two-vehicle accident caused tailbacks stretching miles on the A14 for commuters.

Firefighters cut free one person from the wreckage at the westbound A14 exit slip road near Bucklesham at around 4.45pm.

A woman suffered minor back injuries and a man sustained minor chest pains in the incident, a spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust said.

They are currently being treated for their injuries at nearby Ipswich Hospital.

Police were also called to the scene and helped set up diversions before the two vehicles were recovered.

The collision involved a silver Ford and black van.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said tailbacks were reported on the A14.