Worlington: Road closed after car collides with electricity pole

Car and van fire is suspicious

Car and van fire is suspicious - Credit: Archant

A road in Worlington near Mildenhall remains closed this evening after a car collided with an electricity pole.

Police were called to the incident on The Street at around 3.30pm.

A silver Volvo V40 had collided with an electricity pole after which the pole was reported to be hanging at 30 degree “precarious angle”.

Three appliances from Suffolk Fire and Rescue attended the scene. The service reports that a one female casualty was trapped in the vehicle and that she was released by fire crews and taken to hospital by ambulance. There is no more information at this stage about how serious her injuries are.

Power to around 30 houses was cut off and the road closed while recovery and repair work was carried out.

Police and workers from UK Power Networks remain at the scene - it is unclear how many people have been affected by the power cut.

Police say the road is not likely to be open again until midnight.

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A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: “ Engineers are working to replace a damaged electricity pole which was brought down by a car crash in The Street, Worlington today.

“Power supplies had to be temporarily interrupted at 4.40pm to 30 properties in the Street and Church Lane area, so that repair work can be carried out in safety and we will restore supplies as quickly as is safely possible.”