Child crash victim has ‘life-threatening’ injuries

A young child has been air-lifted to hospital with ‘life-threatening injuries’ following a collision in Essex.

The six-year-old boy has been flown to Addenbrookes Hospital with suspected internal injuries.

The boy’s mother, who was also involved in the collision, was also flown to Addenbrookes, but the woman, who is thought to be in her late 30s, only suffered minor injuries.

Ambulance and police crews were called to the A120 at Little Bentley at 11.45am today.

A silver Vauxhall combo van and a silver Honda Jazz had been involved in a collision.

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A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “Two people, a six-year-boy and his mother believed to be in her late 30s were air-lifted to Addenbrookes Hospital.

“The child was unconscious and had suffered suspected internal injuries which are believed to be life-threatening.

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“The woman had only suffered bumps and bruises but was flown to hospital to be with her child.”

Following the incident, a road block has been in put in place at the Great Bromley junction.

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