Update: Husband and wife at Addenbrooke’s Hospital after Icklingham crash
A WOMAN is in hospital today after suffering serious injuries in a car accident in Icklingham, near Bury St Edmunds.
The two-vehicle accident happened on the A1101 Mildenhall Road between the junction with the B1112 and the Old Bury junction at around 6.35am.
A Suffolk police spokesman said a driver and passenger have been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
He said the female driver of one of the cars, who is understood to be 52, has suffered a serious injuries.
He said: “Her condition is not thought to be life-threatening but could be life-changing.”
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The passenger, believed to be the driver’s husband, suffered chest injuries.
The road is currently closed in both directions while traffic police examine the scene.
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A spokesman for Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) said two volunteer doctors from the medical charity were sent to help at the scene.
He said the female casualty was trapped in her car for around 55 minutes before emergency crews could release her.
“The 52-year-old female driver of the Ford MPV suffered serious life-changing chest and leg injuries and was trapped in her vehicle for 55 minutes before she could be released by fire crews,” he said.
“Two volunteer doctors from the emergency medical charity, SARS attended the scene and one of the doctors travelled with the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
“The 56-year-old husband of the injured driver was a front-seat passenger in the vehicle and he was also taken to Addenbrooke’s with head and chest injuries which were not thought to be life-threatening.
“The driver of the Subaru, a female believed to be in her thirties and serving locally with the US Air Force, was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds but her injuries were not believed to be serious.”