Stowmarket: Driver’s legs and arm broken in crash

A man remains in hospital with several broken bones today following a collision between a car and a lorry in Stowmarket.

The driver of a Subaru Impreza was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a life-threatening condition following last night’s crash.

His condition is now said to be improving, though his injuries are serious and include two broken legs and a broken arm.

The crash happened at about 7pm in Needham Road, Stowmarket, and left the car driver - thought to be in his 50s and from Needham Market - trapped inside his vehicle.

Fire crews from Stowmarket, Elmswell, Needham Market and Princes Street, Ipswich arrived at the scene, on Stowmarket Business Park, just after 7pm.

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Firefighters cut the roof from the car and worked with paramedics to prevent any further injury to the casualty.

They had to use hydraulic rams to get to the man and eventually freed him at 8.20pm.

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The driver of the lorry, which was registered abroad, gave a negative road-side breath test reading.

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