Woman seriously hurt in road crash

A 26-YEAR-old Suffolk woman was in a “serious” condition last night following an horrific road crash in Cambridgeshire.The woman was driving a VW Passat when her car was in a collision with a Kawasaki motorbike ridden by a 39-year-old man from Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, who was killed in the accident.

A 26-YEAR-old Suffolk woman was in a “serious” condition last night following an horrific road crash in Cambridgeshire.

The woman was driving a VW Passat when her car was in a collision with a Kawasaki motorbike ridden by a 39-year-old man from Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, who was killed in the accident.

The crash happened on the B1086 near Somersham, St Ives, at about 8am yesterday.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said the 26-year-old was in a “serious” condition but “not life threatening”.


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She is currently being treated at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.

The crash took place just hours before Suffolk police released the identity of a 71-year-old man who died following a crash on the A14 at the weekend.

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Malcolm Seadon, from Glemsford, was driving his white BMW along the A14 when his car was involved in an accident at Kentford. No other vehicle was involved in the smash.

Mr Seadon, described by police yesterday as an “experienced driver”, died four hours after the crash at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

His passenger, 86-year-old May Freemantle of Tettenhall, near Wolverhampton, died at the scene of the crash, which happened shortly after 4pm on Saturday.

The death toll on Suffolk's highways now stands at 31 for the year, compared with 33 fatalities during the whole of 2005.

The death of Mr Seadon came a week after Andrew Courtney died when his HGV collided with another lorry on the westbound carriageway of the A14 at Newmarket.

The 36-year-old, from Harwich, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened shortly before 7am.

Suffolk police yesterday appealed for any witnesses to the crash in which Mr Seadon and his elderly passenger were killed to contact them on 01284 774100.

Cambridgeshire police have also appealed for anybody who may have seen the accident in which the 26-year-old Newmarket woman was left seriously injured to contact them on 0845 4564564.

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