Driver and passenger suffer broken bones in serious Great Ashfield crash

Elmswell Road in Great Ashfield. Picture: GOOGLE

Elmswell Road in Great Ashfield. Picture: GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

Two people suffered serious injuries in a crash near Bury St Edmunds last night.

Police, paramedics and fire crews rushed to Elmswell Road in Great Ashfield just before 8pm to reports of a crash involving one car.

Three fire engines were dispatched to help from Bury St Edmunds, Ixworth and Elmswell.

Firefighters freed the driver and passenger from their vehicle.

In an update this morning, a police spokesman said: “The driver broke his leg and had chest injuries and the passenger broke their collarbone and arm.

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“Their injuries were not life-threatening or life-changing but still serious.

“They were both taken to hospital and we were able to open the road by about 9.20pm.”

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The pair were taken to West Suffolk Hospital for treatment.

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