Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -2°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Update: Woman fighting for life in Addenbrooke’s Hospital after crash on A14 exit slip road near Stowmarket

20:08 02 April 2014

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after a crash on the A14 near Stowmarket.

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after a crash on the A14 near Stowmarket.

Archant

A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a crash on an A14 slip road in Suffolk yesterday.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was cut free by firefighters from the wreckage of a two-vehicle collision between Stowmarket and Haughley at 4.20pm today before being airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

She sustained serious chest and head injuries and last night underwent a life-saving operation at the Cambridge hospital, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman described her injuries as “potentially life-threatening”.

The collision took place on the A14 exit slip-road eastbound at the A1308 Stowmarket turn-off (junction 49).

It involved a black Lexus and a black Alfa Romeo. It is understood the seriously injured woman was a passenger in the Alfa Romeo.

Three other people suffered minor injuries.

Dave Grover, a paramedic officer for the EEAS who attended the incident, said: “A woman in her 50s was initially trapped inside a car and was quickly extricated thanks to our colleagues in the fire service.

“She had a life-threatening chest injury and was anaesthetised by crews before being flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further treatment.”

The slip road was closed for several hours before reopening at around 7.30pm.

Officers are urging people who think they might have seen the black Lexus travelling on the A14 prior to, or at the time of, the incident to come forward. It is thought the car was travelling from Bury St Edmunds.

Call police on 101.

0 comments

Jess Naya, at the bridge in Central Park, Chelmsford, near where her husband Chris was attacked. Photo: Will Lodge/Archant

The wife of a dad-of-five who has been left with severe injuries after a late-night assault has made a heartfelt plea for witnesses to come forward.

Ed Sheeran Castle on the Hill

The director of Ed Sheeran’s Castle on the Hill video has praised the Suffolk community for helping during the filming.

The 2017 Hidden Harms conference at the University of Suffolk. Pictured: Dr Emma Bond, University of Suffolk. Pic: Gregg Brown.

A national conference discussing how mental health issues affect young people and what support should be provided took place at the University of Suffolk today.

Police at the scene of an incident in Samuel Street Walk

A production manager who moved to Suffolk from Northumberland died after suffering a head injury, an inquest has heard.

A person has died and another is seriously injured after an 'explosion in a boiler room' of a ship

A crewman who suffered severe burns in an explosion on board a container ship, which killed one of his colleagues, is reported to be making good progress in hospital.

Tributes have been paid to ‘kind, funny and caring’ Fred Hart from Ipswich who has died aged 81

Tributes have been paid to ‘kind, funny and caring’ Fred Hart from Ipswich who has died at the age of 81.

The scene after the flat fire in Roman Road, Lowestoft. Photo: George Ryan

A bricklayer who lost his life in a flat fire in Lowestoft may have gone back inside his burning home, an inquest has heard.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24