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Road reopens after man taken to hospital following crash between bus and car

PUBLISHED: 19:27 19 June 2020 | UPDATED: 21:49 19 June 2020

Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) attended the scene on the A143 at Horringer  to support the emergency services. Picture: SARS

Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) attended the scene on the A143 at Horringer to support the emergency services. Picture: SARS

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A busy Suffolk road has reopened after a crash between a bus and a car.

A crash between a bus and a car has closed the A143 in Horringer. Picture: HAVERHILL POLICEA crash between a bus and a car has closed the A143 in Horringer. Picture: HAVERHILL POLICE

The collision happened on the A143 at Horringer near Bury St Edmunds shortly after 6.30pm today.

Suffolk police were called to reports that a car and a bus had collided and then hit a tree.

The driver was the only person on the bus at the time of the collision.

He was treated at the scene and was later taken to hospital.

Two others were assessed at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.

It is understood the vehicles, and the tree, were blocking the road forcing officers to implement a closure.

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Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) attended the scene to support the emergency services.

A spokesperson for SARS said: “The SARS team, using specialist ultrasound equipment, assessed a male patient (bus driver) at the scene and later accompanied him by land ambulance to hospital.

“The patient’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“Two other patients were also assessed at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.”

The A143 remained closed for some time while a significant clean up operation took place.

It reopened shortly after 9.30pm.

Three fire crews were also called to the scene, one from Wickhambrook and two from Bury St Edmunds.

Officers have asked for drivers to avoid the area while they deal with the scene.


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