Baby still in hospital after crash

A BABY girl whose sister and father were killed during a horrific road crash has a fractured skull, police have confirmed.Jose Gomes Costa, 30, and his eight-year-old daughter, Erica Martins Andrade, died after being thrown from a Peugeot 306 car on the A14 at Coddenham in the early hours of Monday morning.

By Danielle Nuttall

A BABY girl whose sister and father were killed during a horrific road crash has a fractured skull, police have confirmed.

Jose Gomes Costa, 30, and his eight-year-old daughter, Erica Martins Andrade, died after being thrown from a Peugeot 306 car on the A14 at Coddenham in the early hours of Monday morning.

Mr Costa, whose wife and 18-month-old daughter were also in the vehicle, along with two male friends, was bringing his family to England for a new life when the vehicle hit or swerved to avoid a deer.


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A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said the two men in the car have now been released from Ipswich Hospital.

Mr Costa's wife is expected to be released later today but their baby daughter remains in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with a fractured skull.

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The police spokeswoman said she is in a stable condition and her injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

The family is believed to be preparing to transport the bodies back to Portugal.

Police are still appealing for any witnesses to the crash to contact the roads policing unit on 01473 613500.

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