Seriously injured woman flown to hospital following crash on Essex/Suffolk border

Essex Air Ambulance. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Essex Air Ambulance. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

A woman has been airlifted to hospital with “life-changing” injuries after she was involved in a crash in Essex today.

The collision between a white Fiat Panda and a white Volkswagen Caddy van took place in Yeldham Road, Sible Hedingham around 12.15pm.

The road is shut as a result of the crash.

Police along with an ambulance crew, ambulance officer and air ambulance from Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

The driver of the Fiat, a woman in her 50s, was flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with “life-changing but not believed to be life-threatening injuries”, a spokeswoman for Essex Police said.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the woman “suffered a suspected serious head injury and had abdominal pain”.

The male van driver was uninjured.

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Witnesses or anyone with information about what happened are asked to contact Pc Rob Cleal at Stanway Roads Policing Unit on 101.