Bury St Edmunds: Woman critically injured in horrific crash

A WOMAN is in a critical but stable condition and a man is in a serious but stable condition after they were involved in a collision with a car whose driver then fled the scene.

Emergency services attended the scene at the junction of Albert Crescent and King’s Road in Bury Edmunds at about 3.30pm yesterday.

A couple, thought to be in their 60s and who were pedestrians, were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, by ambulance following the accident involving a black hatchback car. The vehicle also hit a fence, and police say the driver made off.

The fire service had to release the man from underneath the front of the vehicle using a winch and airbag lifting.

A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, which flew to the scene, said the lady had serious limb injuries, while he had a fractured lower leg.


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Earlier today her injuries had been described as life-threatening and his as life-changing.The air ambulance transported a trauma care paramedic to the scene so the lady could be anaesthetised before she was taken by land ambulance.

Police cordoned off the area in the residential street.

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Officers later arrested a man in the town’s Queen’s Road area. He was arrested on suspicion of failing to provide a breath test, assault causing actual bodily harm (ABH), dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision.

He has been released on police bail to return to Bury Police Station on February 8. Any witnesses are being urged to call Pc Andy Fossey on 01473 613500.

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