Woman critical after pile-up

A WOMAN was fighting for her life last night after suffering serious head injuries in a car crash.She was one of four people injured in an accident involving three cars close to RAF Lakenheath in Brandon Road, Wangford, at 12.

A WOMAN was fighting for her life last night after suffering serious head injuries in a car crash.

She was one of four people injured in an accident involving three cars close to RAF Lakenheath in Brandon Road, Wangford, at 12.23pm yesterday.

The British woman was airlifted to hospital with multiple injuries, which paramedics said were “life-threatening”.

The other people injured were all Americans connected with RAF Lakenheath.


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In the second car, one USAF employee, a male, suffered minor injuries and was taken to the on-site hospital at RAF Lakenheath where he was checked over by medics.

In the third car a man and a woman, also American service personnel, were injured. The man was described by paramedics as “walking wounded” while the woman suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to the base hospital by the USAF's own ambulance team.

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Police closed off the road while crash investigators examined the scene of the crash and diversion routes were set up to push traffic around the A1065.

The fire crews, from Brandon and Mildenhall in Suffolk, Littleport in Cambridgeshire and Thetford in Norfolk, used heavy duty cutting gear to free two of the crash victims from the wreckage.

The severely injured woman was airlifted to West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, by the East Anglian Air Ambulance, and was said to be fighting for her life.

n The A134 at Wickhambrook, near Bury St Edmunds, had to be closed last night following a two vehicle collision.

The accident happened shortly before 6pm and fire service was called to free a trapped female.

She was taken to West Suffolk Hospital by ambulance but was not thought to have suffered serious injuries.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said no one else was believed to have been hurt and the road was reopened by 8pm.

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