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Sports car driver fights for life after Jaguar collides with BMW on Lavenham road

PUBLISHED: 12:52 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:05 25 June 2018

Emergency services are on the scene of a crash in Ipswich  Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Emergency services are on the scene of a crash in Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY


A man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a collision near Sudbury.

The crash happened on the A1141, just outside Lavenham, at about 11.30am on Monday.

Emergency services, including the police and ambulance service, were called to the scene on the outskirts of the village.

The A1141 between Lavenham and Thorpe Morieux was closed to allow a crash investigation to take place.

A road closure was put in place between Preston Road and the junction of Frogs Hall Road, with traffic diverted through Lavenham.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said the crash involved a grey Jaguar F-Type and a blue BMW 740LE.

The male driver of the Jaguar sustained serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

A volunteer critical care team from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) charity was mobilised to attend the collision.

Also at the scene were crews from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

A SARS spokesman said: “A male patient, thought to be in his sixties, was assessed by the SARS team for multiple serious and life-threatening injuries.

“The SARS team made several advanced interventions before the patient was later air-lifted to hospital by the East Anglian Air Ambulance.”

The occupant of the other vehicle was not believed to have suffered serious injuries.

Witnesses, or anybody with any information regarding the collision, should call the serious collision investigation team on 101 quoting reference CAD 145 of Monday’s date.

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