Man charged with dangerous and drink driving
A 26-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with drink driving and dangerous driving after an 18-year-old girl was critically injured in a crash near Framlingham.
Robert Walker, of Bedfield, was arrested after a silver Subaru collided with a tree around 5pm on January 24.
Walker was charged when he answered bail at Ipswich police station on Saturday.
He is scheduled to make his first appearance before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich next Monday<15.3>.
Emily Millican sustained serious injuries in the crash and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
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The teenager was a passenger in the Subaru, which was said to be the only car involved in the collision.
The former pupil of Hartismere High School in Eye - who lives in Rickinghall, near Diss - is still being treated for her injuries. However, a Suffolk Police spokeswoman said her condition has improved.
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After the accident friends and relatives of the Otley College horticultural student sent their best wishes to Emily in the hope she would make a full recovery.
A spokesman for the college said: “The student’s lecturer is in regular contact with her mum and fellow learners are sending ‘get well’ messages by the internet and by letter.
“The college is right behind her in her battle to get better and our thoughts are very much with her and her loved ones.”
Friends set up a Facebook group, called “Full Recovery to Emily”, that attracted more than 450 people in its first week, with many leaving spirited messages urging her to pull through.
Sandra Allen, wrote: “Come on Em. You can beat this. Love to all the family, X.”
Sara Evans posted: “Keep it going girl, you are doing really well. We are all rooting for you and you have so much love and support and prayers to guide you on. Love to you Em, lots of love, X.”
Ellie Drake wrote: “We are all thinking about you every day Em and hoping each day will be an improvement. Looks like you’ve got a very good fan club to come home to. Get well soon Em, love Pete, Steph, Becca and Ellie, X.”