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Driver taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital after air ambulance called to Suffolk crash

PUBLISHED: 10:25 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:45 01 May 2018

An air ambulance was called to the scene of the accident (stock image). Picture: SGT COLIN SHEAD

An air ambulance was called to the scene of the accident (stock image). Picture: SGT COLIN SHEAD

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An air ambulance touched down in west Suffolk yesterday to tend to a driver who had collided with a tree.

Suffolk police reported yesterday that the male driver had suffered injuries after the accident on the A143 near Haverhill.

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust has since confirmed the driver was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

“We were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the A143 near Haverhill yesterday at 6.15pm,” an EEAST spokesman said.

“One ambulance, one ambulance officer and the East Anglian Air Ambulance attended the scene.

“One patient was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further treatment.”

Four fire crews were also called to the scene, where they freed the man from the vehicle.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Fire & Rescue said: “A gentleman was trapped in the vehicle. He is now in the care of the ambulance service.”

The road was reopened at 7.14pm, having previously been blocked between Kedington cross roads and Chalkstone Way.

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