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Suffolk: Teenage driver critically injured in car crash

PUBLISHED: 09:26 04 January 2014 | UPDATED: 10:54 04 January 2014

A teenager is in a critical conditon after an accident near Woodbridge.

A teenager is in a critical conditon after an accident near Woodbridge.

Archant

A teenage driver is today in a critical condition in after a serious accident near Woodbridge.

The 19-year-old was the only person in a car which left the Hollesley Road near Rock Barracks in Sutton early on Saturday morning.

The blue Vauxhall Zafira hit a tree shortly before 3am and emergency services were called to the aftermath of the accident. They were helped by a doctor from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.

He was originally taken to Ipswich Hospital, but was later transferred to Addenbrookes after suffering what are described as “life-threatening” injuries by SARS.

Fire crews were called, but other emergency services had managed to remove the driver from the car before they arrived.

The road was closed for more than six hours until the car was recovered and police were able to carry out investigations in early daylight. It eventually reopened shortly before 10am.

All the latest updates on whether Highways England plans to close the Orwell Bridge.

High winds have led to train service cancellations including on the mainline from Suffolk and Essex to London and local routes between Sudbury and Marks Tey.

Shane and Zoe Coldron were Chantry School childhood sweethearts. But unexpectedly Zoe, 44, collapsed and died last week. Her husband Shane has spoken about how the family is coping, plus the overwhelming support he has received.

High winds have brought down overhead power cables leaving homes in many Suffolk and Essex communities without electricity.

Several schools in Suffolk are to remain closed or open later this morning amid high winds.

A damning report into the failings of a mental health facility in Essex plunged it into special measures for the second time – prompting bosses to close the service.

Ipswich parks are to open late as a result of the high winds this morning.

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