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Man airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after serious crash closes road

PUBLISHED: 11:35 30 July 2020 | UPDATED: 13:47 30 July 2020

An air ambulance has been called to Badwell Road, in Badwell Ash after a serious collision involving one vehicle. Picture: EAAA

An air ambulance has been called to Badwell Road, in Badwell Ash after a serious collision involving one vehicle. Picture: EAAA

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A man has been airlifted to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries following a serious collision which has closed a country road in Suffolk.

Badwell Road, in Badwell Ash is closed and an air ambulance has been called after a serious collision involving one vehicle. Picture: GOOGLE MAPSBadwell Road, in Badwell Ash is closed and an air ambulance has been called after a serious collision involving one vehicle. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Officers were initially called to Badwell Road, Badwell Ash, shortly after 10.30am today.

They arrived to find a van had collided with a tree.

It is understood that a number of ambulances have attended the scene, including the air ambulance.

A man has since been airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridgeshire with life-threatening injuries.

Fire crews have also attended the scene - two from Bury St Edmunds and one from Elmswell. A statement from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service attended a single vehicle road traffic collision near Badwell Green, Badwell Ash.

“Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove an individual from the vehicle who was then left in the care of the ambulance service.”

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A Suffolk police spokesperson described the on-going incident as “serious” and the road remains closed.


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