Update: Two soldiers remain critical but stable in hospital after crash in Colchester
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Two serving soldiers remain in a critical condition in hospital after a crash involving a motorbike and a car.
The crash happened in Circular Road North, Colchester, at around 9.40am on Friday between a white Yamaha R6 motorcycle and a silver Kia Sedona.
The rider of the bike, a 22-year-old, and his 20-year-old pillion passenger both suffered serious life-threatening injuries.
East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) medical staff, the Herts Air Ambulance and East Anglian Air Ambulance were scrambled to the scene.
An EEAST spokesman said: “Two patients were seriously injured after a 999 call was taken at 9.40am to a motorbike in collision with a car.”
The pair, who are both serving soldiers at Colchester Garrison, were airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge after receiving emergency treatment at the scene.
They remain in hospital in a critical but stable condition.
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An Essex police spokesman said: “Army welfare units are liaising with their families during this difficult time.”
The driver of the Kia, a 40-year-old man from Colchester, was not injured.
Witnesses should call Pc Matt Golding from the serious collision investigation unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org