Snape: Man in life-threatening condition after milk van crashes into Snape Maltings

A MAN is today fighting for his life after a van crashed into a building at Snape Maltings in the early hours of today.

Emergency services were alerted to reports of the accident at about 4.40am.

Firefighters from Aldeburgh, Saxmundham, Leiston and Princes Street in Ipswich were called to help rescue the 55-year-old man trapped in the wreckage.

A Suffolk police spokesman said the Dairy Crest milk delivery lorry collided with the Hoffman building in the complex.

At about 5am, a spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said the vehicle was found to be on all four wheels but there were concerns regarding the stability of the building.

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As a result specialist stabilisation and airbag equipment was used by crews.

The police spokesman said building control officers from Suffolk Coastal District Council have been called.

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The male casualty was freed by firefighters by 5.10am and was taken to Ipswich Hospital by paramedics.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the man is believed to have neck injuries and is in a life-threatening condition.

She said the man was concious and breathing but in an unstable condition.

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