Driver in hospital with multiple injuries after crashing into telegraph pole off A1101 at Icklingham

Police, fire and ambulance services attended the crash (stock image). PICTURE: Su Anderson

Police, fire and ambulance services attended the crash (stock image). PICTURE: Su Anderson

A man was rushed to hospital today after his car left the road, went through a fence, hit a tree and then crashed into a telegraph pole.

Emergency services were called to the single vehicle collision involving a Mazda on the A1101 at Icklingham at 1.50am.

Firefighters cut the roof off the vehicle in order to free the trapped driver, who is in his 30s.

A spine board was used to get him out of the car, a spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said.

The man was taken to West Suffolk Hospital with “multiple injuries”, which were not life-changing or life-threatening.

No-one else is believed to have been hurt during the crash.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service dispatched two crews from Bury St Edmunds and one each from Mildenhall and Newmarket.

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The brigade declared the incident under control at 3am.

As well as a crew from the East of England Ambulance Service, a critical care team from the Magpas Air Ambulance charity was also sent to the scene in a rapid response vehicle.

Magpas doctor Andy Lindsay and paramedic Oliver Robinson arrived at 2.35am and gave the driver high level pain relief.

A spokesman for the charity said: “They had been called to treat a patient who was trapped - after a car had left the road and collided with a fence, then a tree and a telegraph pole.”