Driver suffers serious injuries during collision with tree in Icklingham Road at West Stow

The scene of a crash in West Stow. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The scene of a crash in West Stow. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A man aged in his 20s sustained serious back and leg injuries during a crash in west Suffolk today.

The scene of a crash in West Stow. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The scene of a crash in West Stow. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Multiple emergency crews including police, paramedics and firefighters were sent to Icklingham Road at West Stow, close to the road’s junction with the A1101, shortly after 8.25am.

A yellow Volkswagen Golf travelling towards the A1101 left the road and collided with a tree, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said.

The driver – a man in his 20s – was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with serious back and leg injuries, which are not believed to be life-changing.

The road was closed until around 1.30pm while a police investigation took place.


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Four fire engines from Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Mildenhall attended.

Anyone who saw a vehicle matching this description at the time, or just prior to, the collision, or who may have dashcam footage, is asked to contact the Bury St Edmunds Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit on 101 quoting reference CAD 91 of today.

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