07 February 2020 04:35
Man dies in fatal A140 lorry crash Suffolk police have confirmed that a man has died as the result of a collision between a van and a lorry on the A140. The road was closed from around 4pm this afternoon after the crash completely blocked the road at Little Stonham. All emergency services were called to the incident including the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash whilst the lorry driver was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment to suspected broken wrists. MORE: A140 closed after crash The road will now remain closed overnight whilst the initial investigation continues and the two vehicles are removed from the scene.
Image caption A lorry and van were involved in the crash Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash between a lorry and a van in Suffolk. Five ambulances, police, firefighters and an air ambulance were called to the A140 at Little Stonham, near Stowmarket, just after 15:20 GMT. The road has since been closed in both directions at the junction with the A1120. Suffolk Police described the crash as "serious" and said the main road was likely to be closed for some time. The extent of injuries of those involved is not known.
Thank-you — Suffolk Police (@SuffolkPolice) February 6, 2020 The air ambulance is currently on the scene of the incident at Little Stonham, where the lorry is said to be overturned. Suffolk police were called just before 3.30pm, while three fire engines have been called to the scene from Princes Street, Stowmarket and Elmswell. It has been confirmed that people from both vehicles involved in the accident have sustained injuries, although the extent of them is not yet known. The East of England Ambulance Service was called at 3.22pm, sending two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and an Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. Police at the accident on the A140 at Little Stonham Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND Police at the accident on the A140 at Little Stonham Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND The air ambulance landed at the scene at 3.50pm and emergency crews have remained at the scene. Heavy traffic built up at the time of the accident and motorists are now being diverted by police. A spokesman for Suffolk police has added: "The road remains closed and is likely to remain so overnight while initial investigations continue and the two vehicles are removed from the scene of the collision. "Drivers are asked to find alternative routes in the meantime."