Major Suffolk road closed after pair airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

The Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) were also on the scene of the A143 crash, where two peopl

The Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) were also on the scene of the A143 crash, where two people were airlifted to hospital with 'multiple serious injuries' Picture: SARS - Credit: SARS

Two women have been freed from their car and airlifted to Addenbrooke’s after a Ford Transit and VW Tiguan collided on a major Suffolk road.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was called to the scene of the crash on the A143 about 12.30pm today,

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was called to the scene of the crash on the A143 about 12.30pm today, July 22 Picture: EAAA - Credit: Archant

Police, paramedics, volunteer paramedics and four crews from Suffolk Fire and Rescue service were all called to the A143, between Great Barton and Ixworth, after a van and a car collided.

The crash has closed the road while the scene of the accident is cleared, close to the crossroads of Heath Lane and Cutters Lane.

Two people were trapped in a vehicle and cut free by firefighters, removing the door of the vehicle.

They were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries and another two taken by ambulance with injuries not believed to be life threatening.


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The male driver of the Ford Transit was unhurt.

A Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) spokesman said: "A volunteer critical care team was mobilised to a serious road traffic collision on the A143 this afternoon, July 22.

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"The SARS team treated the two female patients at the scene before they were airlifted to hospital with multiple serious injuries.

"Another two patients were believed to have suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to hospital via land ambulance."

The crash happened about 12.30pm on July 22, when a van and car collided, trapping two people in veh

The crash happened about 12.30pm on July 22, when a van and car collided, trapping two people in vehicles on the A143 close to Bury St Edmunds Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

The road remains closed as officers continue to carry out their investigation.

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