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Appeal to trace lorry driver after serious crash on A14 eastbound at Creeting St Mary, near Needham Market





An appeal is under way to find a lorry driver following a serious crash on the A14 last night.

Police were called at around 3.40pm to a collision between two lorries and a car on the eastbound carriageway around Creeting St Mary, near Needham Market, yesterday.

The ambulance service, an air ambulance and fire services all attended the scene.

The A14 at Creeting St Mary, near Needham Market, was closed after a serious crash for several hours last night. Picture: Google Maps
The A14 at Creeting St Mary, near Needham Market, was closed after a serious crash for several hours last night. Picture: Google Maps

A man driving one of the lorries was airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital, whilst the woman driving the car, a Toyota Auris, was taken by land ambulance to Ipswich Hospital.

Both casualties are not believed to have suffered life-changing or threatening injuries.

Both carriageways were closed after the crash; the westbound reopened at 7.45pm and the eastbound at around 9.55pm.

It is understood that the crash happened after the driver of a fourth vehicle, another lorry, pulled out from a layby. The driver did not stop at the scene.

Police are keen to identify the driver of this lorry and would like to hear from any witnesses to the collision, particularly those who were driving in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage.

Anyone with information should contact the Roads and Armed Policing team on 101 or through Suffolk Police’s ‘Tell Us’ portal, quoting CAD 204 of January 31.

Alternatively, residents can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.