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Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Copdock crash

PUBLISHED: 20:28 10 December 2019

The collision happened about 5.48pm in Old London Road, close to the A12 and Copdock Interchange Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The collision happened about 5.48pm in Old London Road, close to the A12 and Copdock Interchange Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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A serious collision between a car and a pedestrian has closed a road close to the A12 and A14.

The incident happened about 5.48pm on Old London Road, just beyond junction 32B on the eastbound carriageway of the A12.

According to the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team, the crash happened just outside the Best Western Hotel in Copdock.

It is not clear whether or not the collision happened on the road or at the hotel.

A spokesman for the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) said: "A volunteer critical care paramedic from SARS was mobilised to a serious road traffic collision at around 5.48pm in Old London Road near the Best Western Hotel.

"The SARS paramedic worked alongside paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service to treat a male patient who had suffered life-threatening injuries."

"A team from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were also mobilised to the scene."

In a tweet at the time of the crash, NSRAPT said: "Please be aware that we are currently on scene at a serious RTC (road traffic collision) on the Old London Road at Copdock and Washbrook, outside the Best Western Hotel.

"The road is closed while we deal with it."

Paramedics were first on the scene, calling police to assist them.

The condition of the driver is not known at this stage.

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