Man, 50, is fighting for his life following crash on the A134 at Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds

Emergency services at the scene of an accident on the A134 at Fornham.

Emergency services at the scene of an accident on the A134 at Fornham. - Credit: Archant

A man was fighting for his life last night following a crash involving a car and a lorry just outside Bury St Edmunds.

The accident on the A134 northbound at Fornham St Martin has left the driver of the black BMW with serious head and crush injuries.

The collision comes just over a week after a fatal crash in Sudbury in which Rodney Williams, 69, known locally as Pip, died.

He was in a collision with a truck in Newton Road, close to his home, on February 25.

Police are appealing for witnesses to yesterday’s crash on the A134, just north of the A143 junction at Fornham St Martin, which happened at about 9.30am.

The BMW driver, 50, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge by road ambulance and was in a critical condition yesterday.

Fire crews had to free him from his car using hydraulic cutting equipment as he was trapped.

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A spokeswoman for the fire service said two engines and a rescue pump from Bury attended and freed the man by 10.31am.

The northbound carriageway of the A134 re-opened to traffic at about 2.30pm.

Police are asking anyone who saw the BMW prior to the collision or the crash itself to call the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD 94 of March 4.