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The A11 is now open following an earlier 'serious' crash between a car and lorry

PUBLISHED: 11:44 07 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:02 07 July 2019

The fire service has freed a casualty trapped in their vehicle on the A11 Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The fire service has freed a casualty trapped in their vehicle on the A11 Picture: ANTONY KELLY

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2009

A man was taken to hospital following a "serious" accident on the A11, but his injuries are no longer thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Police were called at 5.22am to reports that a car had gone into the back of a lorry and emergency services have been on scene just north of the Fiveways roundabout.

The road has now reopened after an oil spill on the surface also had to be cleaned.

A police spokesman said: "We are grateful for the public's understanding following any inconvenience caused."

Fire crews worked to free the man who was trapped inside their vehicle and they were taken to hospital.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service sent three appliances - from Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Newmarket.

To rescue the casualty they used high and low pressure airbags, winches and cutting gear.

Crews had freed them by 7.11am and they were left in the care of the ambulance service.

There are not believed to be any other casualties.

A volunteer doctor from The Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) emergency medical charity also attended the scene.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Suffolk Police quoting incident number 89 of July 7, 2019, by using the website here or call 101.

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