Motorist suffers serious injuries following crash in Hadleigh between car and lorry

A driver suffered potentially life-changing injuries following a serious road traffic collision on the A1071 in Hadleigh.

Officers were called at just after 3.40pm yesterday, Wednesday, August 24, to reports of a collision on the A1071 Ipswich Road, near to Wolves Farm Lane.

Ambulance and fire crews were also in attendance at the incident, which involved a silver Vauxhall Astra and a lorry.

The driver of the Astra was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, by air ambulance having sustained potentially life-changing injuries.

The road was closed between the junctions with Lady Lane and Duke Street, in Hintlesham, while a collision investigation took place and to arrange for recovery of the vehicles, reopening in the early hours of this morning (August 25).

A 57-year-old man was arrested following the incident on suspicion of driving with excess drugs. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Officers would like to hear from any witnesses to the collision and are also appealing for anyone who was driving along the A1071 just prior to the incident and who has a dashcam fitted in their vehicle, to review the footage for anything that may be of assistance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roads and Armed Policing Team at Police Headquarters in Martlesham, quoting reference: 54659/22.

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