Car rolls into lay-by after collision with lorry on A14 near Needham Market

Gridlock on the A14 near Stowmarket ANL-150417-162745001
Gridlock on the A14 near Stowmarket ANL-150417-162745001

A car has rolled into a lay-by after a collision with a lorry on the A14 near Needham Market, closing one lane.

Emergency services were called to the scene at junction 51 near Creeting St Mary at around 1.30pm today where a black Ford Fiesta and a Scania Lorry had collided.

Fire crews from Stowmarket and Ipswich attended the scene, freeing a man in his 20s who was trapped in the Ford.

The casualty was taken to Ipswich Hospital with a leg injury.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival crews found one private vehicle involved in the collision on its side with a casualty trapped inside.

“Paramedics on scene were able to assess the casualty whilst crews began stabilisation of the vehicle.

The vehicle was stabilised and crews were able to assist in removing the casualty through a space created at the rear of the vehicle.

“The casualty was then left in the care of the Ambulance service.”

A police spokeswoman said one lane of the road was closed while emergency services dealt with the situation.

She said recovery vehicles were now on their way to remove the vehicles.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “A rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer, and ambulance crew attended a road traffic collision on the A14 near Needham Market.

“We were called just before 1.30pm to one patient - a man in his 20s - who was trapped.

“He was taken to Ipswich Hospital for further treatment with a lower leg injury.”