Sudbury: Investigation after man thrown from car

AN investigation is underway after a man was thrown from his car today when it ploughed into a ditch near Sudbury.

Mystery surrounds the incident in which an ambulance crew returning from a call saw the man’s VW Golf as they passed Home Farm on the A134 at Assington just before 7.25am.

They also discovered that the casualty, believed to be a man in his early 40s from Colchester, had been thrown from the vehicle.

It is not known how long he had been there before help arrived.

The man was taken to Colchester General Hospital with a broken right leg, head and internal injuries.

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Despite initial fears the man was fighting for his life, his injuries are now being described as non life threatening.

The A134 at Assington was closed for some time as police began their investigation which will be overseen by the force’s serious collision investigation team.

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Diversions were put in place before the road was reopened at 11.30am.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw a small blue hatchback on the road prior to the crash. If you can help, call 01473 613500.

Meanwhile debris was strewn across the west-bound A14 at Copdock, near Ipswich, today after a BMW 318 collided with the central reservation at 8.45am.

The male driver was not injured and declined medical attention.

Police have said there are likely to be delays while the central carriageway is repaired and the debris cleared.

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