Lane closed over Orwell Bridge after three vehicle crash

PUBLISHED: 18:13 05 February 2020 | UPDATED: 19:27 05 February 2020

Will Jefford

There are long delays over the Orwell Bridge after two cars and a HGV crashed on the A14 blocking one lane. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

There are long delays over the Orwell Bridge after two cars and a HGV crashed on the A14 blocking one lane. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

Archant

A crash between two cars and a lorry has closed one lane on the A14 near the Orwell Bridge.

Police were initially called to reports of a three vehicle collision on the westbound carriageway on the A14 shortly before 5.30pm today. They responded to find the two cars and a HGV had collided near to junction 56 at Wherstead and were blocking the outside lane of the A14.

Cars are now queueing back to junction 58 at Nacton. There are also traffic problems on the eastbound carriageway with cars queueing from the Orwell Bridge to junction 56. Three fire crews have been called to the scene, one from Ipswich East and one from Princes Street.

They assisted in the removal of one person from a car who they then left in the care of the ambulance services. Two people were treated by paramedics following the collision but neither were understood to have suffered life-threatening or life-changing injuries. The lane remains closed while officers wait for recovery .

In a separate incident, a lorry is having its tyre changed on the inside lane of the westbound carriageway of the A14 at junction 53.

The blockage is causing long delays with cars queueing back to junction 55 at Copdock.

There is also another three vehicle crash on the westbound carriageway of the A14 at junction 58.

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