Woman suffers serious head injury after being struck by milk float in Haverhill

A woman was struck by a milk float in Haverhill early this morning (stock image). Picture: ARCHANT

A woman was struck by a milk float in Haverhill early this morning (stock image). Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A 43-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being struck by a milk float in Haverhill in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called by the ambulance service at around 3.30am today, Saturday, October 28, to reports that a female pedestrian had been hit by a Ford Transit milk float in Henderson Close.

A police spokesman said the woman was in a life-threatening condition.

He said: “She is currently undergoing surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

“She is likely to be to in intensive care for while.”


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A police spokesman added that the driver of the milk float escaped the collision uninjured.

He will be interviewed by officers in due course.

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The road has reopened after officers conducted an investigation at the scene and the vehicle was recovered.

Magpas doctor Lee Soomaroo and paramedic Dan Read arrived in the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response BMW just after 3.50am.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient. They worked alongside an ambulance service paramedic crew, before accompanying the woman in a land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

We have no further information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team quoting CAD 55 of October 28.

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