Bedside visits over Christmas to woman hurt in freak accident at the West Suffolk Hospital

Alma Cole (left) with daughter Lindy Cole. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY

Alma Cole (left) with daughter Lindy Cole. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY - Credit: Archant

Christmas for the family of a 78-year-old woman, from Mildenhall, who was seriously hurt in a freak accident at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmumds, is set to centre round bedside visits to her.

Alma Cole, who lives in Emmanuel Close, was involved in a car accident and suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.

Her injuries included broken hips, broken bones in her leg, a collapsed lung, a fractured spine, trauma to the head and she is currently in an induced coma, said her daughter Lindy Cole, who lives in Mildenhall and runs a cleaning business.

Yesterday she said there is “no change” in her mother’s circumstances

She makes the daily visits with her 21-year-old daughter Jodie Pooley, who is the manageress of Greggs on the westbound carriageway of the A11 at Thetford.


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The incident happened at 10.30am, on Friday, November 24, and police were alerted to the accident by the ambulance service.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 128.

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