Pensioner freed from underneath car

AN elderly pedestrian was taken to hospital after being rescued from underneath the wheels of a car.

AN elderly pedestrian was taken to hospital after being rescued from underneath the wheels of a car.

The 86-year-old woman was taken to West Suffolk Hospital with leg injuries and facial wounds following a collision in Rougham Hill, Bury St Edmunds.

Paramedics were called to the scene shortly after 4pm today and were joined by firefighters who were able to free the woman from underneath the silver Vauxhall Zaffira.

Police blocked the road while crews worked to release the woman whose injuries were thought to be serious but not life threatening.


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Collision investigators have asked any witnesses to the incident to phone Suffolk Police on 01473 613 500.

Earlier, a toddler was also involved in a collision with a car in Ipswich.

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The two-year-old boy was a pedestrian in Greenfinch Avenue when the crash happened at around 3.30pm.

The boy suffered minor head and foot injuries and was taken to Ipswich Hospital as a precaution.

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