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A14 Bury St Edmunds reopens after collision between two vehicles

Emergency services were called to a two vehicle collision on the A14 in Bury St Edmunds this morning.

Police, the fire service and the air ambulance responded to the crash at 7.52am at junction 42 near the Sainsbury's roundabout, which caused tailbacks.

The collision involved a SEAT Ibiza and a Smart Fortwo and one of the vehicles rolled into the hard shoulder and off the road.

Collision on the A14 at Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Russell Claydon (42194330)
Collision on the A14 at Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Russell Claydon (42194330)

Both carriageways were closed and reopened at 9.55am.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "A person was medically trapped in a vehicle that was on its side.

"Crews worked to create a flap in the roof of the vehicle and remove the individual from the car.

"Two individuals were left in the care of the ambulance service."

Two fire engines from Bury St Edmunds, one from Wickhambrook and one from Ixworth attended.

The Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) charity helped release a female patient 'before assessing her for serious leg and chest injuries'.

A SARS spokesman said: "She was later escorted to hospital by the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

"Another patient is believed to have suffered minor injuries."

The East of England Ambulance Service sent four ambulances, three rapid response cars and the air ambulance.

A spokesman said: "Multiple patients were treated on scene.

"One patient was transported to West Suffolk Hospital for further treatment."

Recovery for the vehicles was called.

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