Fire crews free crash victim

Fire crews called to a two-car crash in Bull Lane at Acton, near Sudbury, had to cut the roof from one of the vehicles to get at a person trapped inside.

James Mortlock

Fire crews called to a two-car crash on the A134 crossroads at Bull Lane, Long Melford, near Sudbury, had to cut the roof from one of the vehicles to get at a teenager trapped inside.

A spokesman for the fire service said three crews, two from Sudbury and one from Long Melford, were called to the accident involving a Fiat and Vauxhall Astra at just before 4pm this afternoon. He said the roof was cut away and the victim safely removed by 4.25pm.

A police spokesman said the teenager - thought to be around 16 - suffered cuts to his head and hip and back pain. The boy, who was in the rear of the Fiat, was taken by ambulance to West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, but his injuries were not thought to be life threatening. He said no-one else was hurt in the collision.