Woman taken to hospital after crash on A140

Police accident.

Police accident. - Credit: ©Archant Photographic 2010

A woman was taken to hospital following a crash involving a car and a lorry on the A140.

The collision, which involved a Vauxhall Astra, happened just before 6.30pm last night in Yaxley.

Two fire engines from Diss and one from Eye attended the scene.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: 'Working closely with the ambulance crew on the scene the fire service used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof of the car in order to release one trapped female casualty. The fire crews from both counties also carried out stabilisation of the vehicles involved and scene safety.'

The road was closed for a short time while the woman, who was driving the car, was freed by firefighters. A police spokesman said the woman was taken to hospital with fractures of the arm and shoulder, along with a head injury. The road reopened at 8pm.

Fire crews were also called out to a number of other crashes last night. At about 9.30pm there was a crash on Dereham Road at Hingham. There was also a crash on Hardwick Road, South Lynn, just after 5pm, and a collision on the A140 at Hevingham shortly before 5pm.