Special constable hurt in car crash
A SPECIAL constable has been injured while answering an emergency call after his police car was involved in a crash on a notorious stretch of road.The officer, who has not been named, suffered leg injuries following the incident on the A1065, in which his car was in a collision with an oncoming vehicle.
A SPECIAL constable has been injured while answering an emergency call after his police car was involved in a crash on a notorious stretch of road.
The officer, who has not been named, suffered leg injuries following the incident on the A1065, in which his car was in a collision with an oncoming vehicle.
A Suffolk police spokesman said the special constable was on the road, which links Lakenheath and Brandon, after answering a call for assistance.
"A member of the special constabulary responded to a call for assistance to an incident involving a disqualified driver," said the spokesman.
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The driver of the second vehicle was not injured in the smash, but the special constable sustained minor leg injuries. He received medical treatment, but was not taken to hospital.
"The vehicle has been recovered, and the officer supervising will submit a report as to the details of the accident," continued the spokesman.
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The accident, which happened at around 10.50am on Saturday , is the latest in a long line of collisions to occur on the A1065 outside the American air base at Lakenheath.
A series of traffic calming measures, including a 40mph speed limit, traffic lights and state-of-the-art cats' eyes, were introduced in 1999 in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents on the road.
But they have only been a partial success, with several serious collisions since their installation.
The most horrific of these happened in August 2001, when 37-year-old Andrew Warren and his six-year-old son Marcus, from Amersham, Buckinghamshire, were killed following a head-on collision with a lorry.
Mr Warren's wife Nicholette and elder son Michael, eight, also suffered serious injuries in the crash, which happened as the family travelled to Norfolk to begin a family holiday.
The accident prompted calls for more improvements to be made along the A1065, with West Suffolk MP Richard Spring adding his voice to the campaign.