Driver in collision on A14 in ‘critical but stable condition’ in hospital

A man who was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A14 and suffered serious injuries is reported to be a in a “critical but stable condition” in hospital.

The man, in his 40s, is thought to have left his grey BMW, which was parked in a lay-by off the westbound carriageway, when he was in collision with a grey Volvo heavy goods vehicle.

It happened yesterday, just before 1.10pm at Beyton, between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, about 300 yards after the slip-road.

The victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, by air ambulance, where he is said to be in a “critical but stable condition”.

The westbound carriageway of the A14 was closed until 7.45pm, while officers carried out investigations.

Suffolk Constabulary has issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or was travelling along the route and who has dash-cam footage of it should contact the Serious Collison Investigation Team on 101, quoting CAD 146 of 18 April 2018.

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