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Two dead and two more in 'very serious condition' after car crash near A14 in west Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 09:40 28 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:35 28 May 2018

Police confirmed yesterday that two people had died in a crash in Exning Road, Newmarket Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police confirmed yesterday that two people had died in a crash in Exning Road, Newmarket Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Two people have died after crash in west Suffolk, which left a further two casualties in hospital with serious injuries.

The Magpas rapid response BMW, which was used to attend the incident Picture: MAGPASThe Magpas rapid response BMW, which was used to attend the incident Picture: MAGPAS

Suffolk police confirmed this morning that the fatal crash happened in Newmarket at around 11.50pm last night.

A blue Volkswagen Golf and silver Renault Laguna are reported to have collided in Exning Road, which is near to the A14.

A 20 year-old man who was driving the Laguna and a 43-year-old male passenger of the Golf died at the scene.

Two females from the Golf were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNPolice are appealing for witnesses to the crash Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Magpas Air Ambulance doctor Adriana Cordier and paramedic Steve Chambers arrived at the scene within around 30 minutes via a rapid response BMW.

A Magpas spokesman said: “The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed and treated two women, in their 20’s, who had sustained multiple injuries. “Magpas Dr Cordier and paramedic Chambers then accompanied the patients, by land ambulance, to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, monitoring their condition all the way.

“Both women were in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival at the hospital.”

Magpas has also expressed its condolences to the families of the two men who died.

“Sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, two patients were also pronounced dead at the scene,” the spokesman said,

“Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this time.”

Paramedic crews from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore expressed his ongoing commitment to improving road safety. “Any loss of life or serious injury on Suffolk’s roads is terribly sad,” he added.

“I don’t know the specific details about these fatalities but as always my thoughts and prayers are with the injured and bereaved.

“Improving road safety in Suffolk has been, and will continue to be, a major priority for myself, the constabulary and the partners we work with.

“That’s why there has been significant new investment in road policing department and the Suffolk Road Safety Board does whatever it can to promote new safety initiatives.

In a message to drivers, Mr Passmore added: “Please remember, when driving any vehicle, whatever the time of day, you are in charge of a lethal weapon – please take great care when driving.”

The road between Brickfields Avenue and Exning village remained closed over night and for much of yesterday. Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to call 101.

The road remains closed between Brickfields Avenue and Exning village.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 472 of May 27.

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