Update: Man suffers serious but not life-threatening injuries after car collides with lamppost in Ipswich

A man has been airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital

A man has been airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital - Credit: Archant

A 21-year-old suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries when the car he was travelling in hit a lamppost in Ipswich, police have said tonight.

Police were called to the junction of Stoke Park Drive and Belstead Road just after 7.30pm yesteday to reports that a car had collided with a lamppost.

Ambulance personnel, including the air ambulance, and the fire service also attended.

There were two men inside the red Renault Clio involved in the collision. The 21-year-old passenger was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with serious head and internal injuries.

But a police spokesman has tonight said he suffered “serious but not now thought to be life-threatening” injuries.

The 20-year-old man driving was also injured and was taken to Ipswich Hospital.

The road was closed as investigations in to the incident were carried out.

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A fire crew from Ipswich East and a further two from Princes Street were called out and used hydraulic rescue and stabilisation equipment to release the casualty.

They then remained at the scene to make the area safe.

Witnesses and people with information relating to the incident are urged to call police on 101.