Suffolk/Essex: Crashes leave several in hospital

Several people were today taken to hospital following collisions on roads across Suffolk and Essex.

A scooter rider suffered shoulder injuries when his bike collided with a car in Ipswich.

The crash happened just before 9am in Fircroft Road.

An ambulance crew and rapid response vehicle treated the 43-year-old rider at the scene before taking him to Ipswich Hospital for further care.

An hour earlier, in Parham, near Wickham Market, a woman suffered minor injuries in a single vehicle crash. She was taken to Ipswich Hospital for checks.

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A lorry and two cars then collided on the northbound A12 near Colchester. An ambulance crew joined a rapid response unit at the scene and took a 21-year-old woman with spine pain to hospital.

More recently, at around 1.20pm, a two vehicle collision near Long Melford left a woman in her 50s with a possible chest injury.

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Fire crews from Long Melford, Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds were also called to the scene, on the A134 at Newmans Green, to help cut the injured woman free from the wreckage.

She was taken to West Suffolk Hospital.

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