Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash with lorry on A14

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after he was involved in a crash with a lorry on the A14 near Copdock. Police were called to the scene of the crash, on the eastbound A14 between Copdock and Wherstead, shortly before 3pm today (August 13). A spokesman for Suffolk police said the motorcyclist has suffered injuries as a result of the collision and has been taken to hospital by ambulance.

His injuries are not said to be life-threatening or life-changing. Police are now clearing the scene ahead of reopening the carriageway. There is heavy traffic in both directions, with westbound traffic on the A14 stretching from beyond the Orwell Bridge.

There are also delays on the northbound A12, with queues stretching back to Copdock, and on the eastbound A14 to Claydon.

Busy Ipswich roads such as London Road and Sproughton Road are also experiencing serious congestion.

Earlier congestion was seen near the Copdock Interchange after a trike broke down on the westbound A14.