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Updated: Air ambulance lands on A14 at Bury after crash

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East Anglian Air Ambulances EC145 T2 helicopter. (3565026)
East Anglian Air Ambulances EC145 T2 helicopter. (3565026)

The A14 was closed this morning to allow the air ambulance to land following an accident in which a man was critically injured.

Police say the accident involving a Volkwagen Golf near the Tesco roundabout sliproad closed the westbound carriageway at about 9.15am,

The eastbound carriageway was closed a short time later to allow the East of England Air Ambulance to land..

A volunteer critical care paramedic from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) charity worked with a team from the East Anglian Air Ambulance to treat a man, thought to be in his seventies, at the scene.

The patient was later airlifted to West Suffolk Hospital in a critical condition.

The road reopened at about 10.35am.