UPDATE: ‘Lucky escape’ after car overturns on A14 near Stowmarket

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A two vehicle crash on the A14 near Stowmarket this morning, which left one car on its roof, has caused tailbacks on the eastbound carriageway.

Police were called to the collision between a blue Peugeot 308 and a Jaguar X Type between Stowmarket and the A140 junction at around 7.45am this morning (Monday, May 18).

The East of England Ambulance NHS Trust dispatched a rapid response car, two ambulances and a officer to the scene.

A woman and two children from the overturned car were assessed but did not require hospital treatment after suffering only minor injuries.

The male driver of the other car was also not seriously hurt and was not taken to hospital.

Ipswich ambulance officer Paul Leech said: “All patients were released from their vehicles without needing to be cut free.

“They were assessed at the scene and were all very lucky to escape without more serious injuries.”

Both lanes of the road have now reopened.

A spokeswoman for the Highways Agency said that a 40 metre stretch of the central reservation barrier had been damaged in the collision but not enough to keep the road closed.

She said engineers would be deployed to inspect the damage.