Bramfield: Teen seriously hurt in tree crash

A TEENAGER is seriously injured after an accident in a Suffolk village today.

A teenager was seriously injured after an accident in a north Suffolk village.

The 18-year-old man was trapped in his car after colliding with a tree on the A144 in Bramfield, near Halesworth, yesterday.

Firefighters from Lowestoft, Halesworth, Saxmundham and Leiston were called out at 3.45pm, along with the East of England Ambulance Service, the Sea King helicopter and the air ambulance as paramedics became concerned about the man’s condition.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “There were some concerns about the man’s condition so the air ambulance was called in to bring extra resources to assist on the scene.”

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A fire brigade spokesman said they were called to reports of a 18-year-old male driver “heavily trapped” with what was believed to be a broken leg in the vehicle.

Firefighters gave first aid while they waited for paramedics to arrive at the scene.

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They used specialist cutting equipment to remove the drivers door and fold the roof of the car back in a bid to help rescue him. After removing the roof, five hydraulic rams were used to remove the car’s engine and metalwork away from the teenager as trees and bushes were cut to make access for the helicopter.

After an hour and a half, the youngster was “released from vehicle,” with “ambulance crews working on casaulty on highway,” according to the fire service.

The scene was cleared just before 6pm.

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