Five taken to hospital after crash

FIVE people were taken to hospital, four with serious injuries, following a two-car collision on a busy Suffolk road.The A134 at Long Melford was closed for four hours following the collision, which happened at the junction with Bull Lane on Saturday.

FIVE people were taken to hospital, four with serious injuries, following a two-car collision on a busy Suffolk road.

The A134 at Long Melford was closed for four hours following the collision, which happened at the junction with Bull Lane on Saturday.

Four girls, all believed to be in their 20s and from the Sudbury area, had to be cut free from the wreckage of their car before being taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds suffering from fractured and broken bones.

A male driver of the second vehicle, who is thought to have been saved from further injury by his car airbag, walked away from the incident but was also taken hospital.

Police, fire and rescue crews, and the ambulance service were all called to the scene of the accident, which happened at around 8.20pm.

Assistant divisional officer Henry Landis, who attended the scene along with two fire crews from Sudbury, and a pump rescue crew from Bury, said: “There was a lot of debris strewn across the road.

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“The car with the male driver inside had frontal damage, and was at an angle across the road. The other car, which had side-impact damage, was on the side of the road.”

Fire crews worked to remove the roof of the car containing the four girls, before they could be put onto stretchers and taken to hospital.

Mr Landis added: “We left the scene as soon as we had released the four girls. The male driver had already left his vehicle and was being tended to elsewhere.”

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the collision. A spokesman said: “We were called to the A134 to reports of a collision between a Renault Clio, and a Honda Civic. Four people had suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

“The road was closed for four hours to allow crash investigators to examine the scene of the accident.

“Both vehicles were from the Sudbury area.”

Anyone with information about the collision is urged to contact Pc England, at the Bury Road Policing Unit, on 01284 774100.”

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