Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: -1°C


Teenager in life-threatening condition following crash in Boxted

PUBLISHED: 21:05 23 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:28 24 September 2017

Ambulance crews were sent to the scene. Stock image. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Ambulance crews were sent to the scene. Stock image. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Archant Norfolk

A teenager who had to be freed from the wreckage of a car by firefighters following a crash in Essex today is fighting for his life in hospital.

The collision happened at about 7.10am in Langham Road, Boxted, and involved a burgundy Ford Fiesta Zetec and a silver Renault Clio.

Two fire crews from Colchester as well as two ambulance crews, an ambulance officer, the Hazardous Area Response Team and an air ambulance were called to the scene.

Police said one of the vehicles left the road and entered a ditch.

An 18-year-old man, who was trapped in the Ford Fiesta Zetec, was released by 8.15am.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the man was treated for serious injuries, including a suspected broken pelvis, and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a life-threatening condition.

The male driver of the other vehicle was taken to Colchester General Hospital with chest pains. His condition is believed to be stable.

Police are appealing for information from anyone who witnessed the collision. Call Chigwell roads policing unit on 101, quoting incident 252 of 23/09.

Three lives were lost over a weekend of tragedy on the region’s roads.

A Suffolk authority promoting campaigns to stop smoking has reduced its pension investments in tobacco firms – but says it still will not disinvest in cigarette firms entirely.

A fresh purge of Suffolk’s potholes with an innovative road repair machine is set to kick off this week, thanks to cash from the Chancellor’s Budget.

Suffolk County Council has defended its decision to pursue traffic calming measures in Sudbury instead of a bypass, claiming that the high costs meant it was “never going to get funding”.

Get ready to feel the love as a Brit award-winning band is set to perform at Newmarket Nights in 2019.

Train services are suspended between Ipswich and Felixstowe due to a signal fault on the line.

Two people have been killed in a collision on a road near Newmarket.

Most read

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24