Man suffers collapsed lung and two broken leg bones after car and van collide in Beccles

Fire crews free woman trapped from car. Library image

Fire crews free woman trapped from car. Library image - Credit: � ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

Two people have sustained serious injuries after a crash in Beccles which put four men in hospital.

Three of those injured in the collision between a car and a van had to be cut out of the latter vehicle early today.

It happened on London Road at around 12.10am with one fire engine from Beccles, one from Lowestoft South and a rescue vehicle sent to the scene.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to cut the casualties from the van so they could be taken to hospital by paramedics who had been administering first aid.

The incident happened at the junction of Peddars Lane and involved a red Volvo 850 and a Vauxhall Vivaro.

A male passenger in the Vivaro has suffered potentially life-threatening injuries including a collapsed lung, a fractured tibia and a fractured fibula.

The 68-year-old man driving the Vivaro sustained cuts to head while another passenger sustained a fractured rib.

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The 32-year-old driver of the Volvo sustained bruising.

The four were taken to the Norwich & Norwich and James Paget hospitals.

A 30-year-old man was initially arrested on suspicion on drink driving but he will now face no further action.

Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to call Pc Mark Head at Suffolk police headquarters road policing unit by dialling 101, and quoting CAD 1 of Monday 13 July.

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