Teenager fighting for life after crash

A TEENAGER is in a critical condition in hospital today after a serious car accident in a Suffolk village.

A TEENAGER is in a critical condition in hospital today after a serious car accident in a Suffolk village.

An 18-year-old woman was taken to Ipswich hospital on Sunday with life-threatening injuries after the car she was travelling in collided with a tree in the village of Bedfield, just north of Framlingham.

The accident happened in Dog Lane at around 5pm on Sunday afternoon.

The 18-year-old woman was thrown out of the car in the accident as a result of the impact.


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A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said she sustained “serious head injuries.”

She has since been transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge where she remains in a critical condition.

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The driver of the silver Subaru she was travelling in has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving, dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

The 26-year-old, from the Framlingham area, has been released on police bail and is required to return to Ipswich police station on March 6 as part of the on-going investigation into the crash.

Officers conducting inquiries into the collision are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

They want to hear from anyone who may have seen the Subaru travelling from Framlingham to Bedfield prior to the accident.

Anyone with information in relation to the incident should contact PC Roy Dade at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.

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