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Five people taken to hospital after road crash in Suffolk

10:29 23 November 2014

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Five people were taken to hospital after a serious single-vehicle crash in Suffolk early today.

The incident – in which a car, believed to be a Honda, struck a tree – happened at Withersfield, near Haverhill, at about 5am and was attended by firefighters, police and ambulance crews from Haverhill, Royston and Sudbury, with emergency services working together to free the injured from the car.

Two of the five people inside the vehicle were trapped and had to be freed by fire crews from Haverhill and Linton stations.

Weather conditions were very poor with heavy rain making the work of the emergency services all the harder.

A volunteer critical care paramedic from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) was mobilised to the incident.

The SARS paramedic administered specialist pain-killing drugs to a seriously injured female patient in her 20s.

She had suffered serious arm and leg injuries.

The paramedic used splints to hold her injuries so she could be taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, by land ambulance.

The other four patients are believed to be male.

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