Driver fighting for life

A POLICE investigation was launched last nightafter a man suffered critical injuries in a car crash.The man was driving a blue Land Rover Discovery along Coldthorpe Lane in Barrow near Bury St Edmunds when he was involved in a collision.

A POLICE investigation was launched last nightafter a man suffered critical injuries in a car crash.

The man was driving a blue Land Rover Discovery along Coldthorpe Lane in Barrow near Bury St Edmunds when he was involved in a collision.

No other vehicle was involved and the man who has not been named was the only person in the vehicle.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust said: "The car went through a fence and into a garden. No one was thrown from the vehicle and the man was completely awake when ambulance crews arrived, just after the accident happened at 7.28pm.


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Police closed off Coldthorpe Lane last night for more than four hours to allow officers to investigate the scene of the crash and gather information which might help them discover what happened.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: "It was a single vehicle accident."

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"A person has been conveyed to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds with critical serious - believed to be chest - injuries.

"We are appealing for witnesses, an investigation is being carried out by traffic investigators and traffic police."

Two fire crews from Bury St Edmunds and a pump rescue tender were called to the crash.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire Service said one casualty was released by the fire service after about 25 minutes.

Suffolk Constabulary is appealing for witnesses to the accident and anyone with any information should call Pc Turner at Bury St Edmunds traffic unit on 01473 613500.

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