Heavy delays after crashes on A14 at Great Barton and Woolpit

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Motorists are experiencing long delays this morning after two accidents on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds.

Police were called to reports of a two-vehicle collision on the westbound carriage of the A14 in the roadworks area by the Great Barton turn-off just after 8am.

Neither driver was seriously injured.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) NHS Trust said: “An ambulance crew was dispatched and arrived within five minutes to treat a patient, believed to be in their 20s, for minor back pains before discharging them at the scene.”

The road is still partially blocked but is expected to open shortly.

There was another two-vehicle crash on the exit slip road of the westbound carriage of the A14 at Woolpit shortly after 8.20am.

A police spokeswoman said the accident involved a van and a BMW and one passenger was complaining of possible whiplash.

The EEAST spokesman said: “An ambulance officer and ambulance crew were dispatched and assessed three patients at the scene. Two men, one in his 50s and the other in his 40s, were treated for neck and back pains and taken to Ipswich Hospital for further care in a stable condition. A third patient was discharged at the scene.”

The accident left motorists facing delays of around 45 minutes, with tailbacks for about two miles.

The road reopened at 9.35am, but police remain at the scene.