Boy, 12, suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries after Volkswagen Golf crashes into hedge

Police are dealing with instances of flooding on the county's roads today

Police are dealing with instances of flooding on the county's roads today - Credit: Tom Potter

A 12-year-old boy is in hospital with life-changing injuries after a single-vehicle road accident in west Suffolk.

Firefighters cut free the youngster after a Volkswagen Golf ended up “embedded in a hedge” after the incident at the junction of the B1115 and Milden Road between Brent Eleigh and Milden shortly after 6pm yesterday, police said.

The boy was a front-seat passenger in the vehicle, which had other children seated inside and was being driven by a female parent, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

He described the boy’s injuries as “life-changing” but not life-threatening. He said the boy was speaking to paramedics before being taken by land ambulance to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Firefighters had rescued the boy after cutting into the vehicle to release him by 7.25pm.

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The road was closed in both directions last night while officers carried out an investigation to establish the cause of the accident.

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