Crash victim fights for life
A MAN is today in hospital fighting for his life, while police hunt another motorist after a head-on collision at Earl Soham.The crash, which happened at 10pm yesterday outside The Victoria pub on the A1120, involved a Volkswagen Passat and a 4x4 Kayenne Porsche.
A MAN is today in hospital fighting for his life, while police hunt another motorist after a head-on collision at Earl Soham.
The crash, which happened at 10pm yesterday outside The Victoria pub on the A1120, involved a Volkswagen Passat and a 4x4 Kayenne Porsche.
Police today appealed for information relating to the incident after the driver of the Porsche left the scene immediately after the collision.
Firefighters were called to the scene from Ipswich, Framlingham, Debenham and Stradbroke and had to cut free the trapped male driver of the Passat, who is believed to be from Debenham.
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The man sustained severe head and chest injuries, and was taken to Ipswich hospital by an air ambulance around 11.45pm.
He is now reported to be in a critical condition.
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A passenger in the Passat was uninjured.
An ambulance spokeswoman said: "We were called at around 9.53pm last night after someone phoned to say there was a male trapped in his car who was short of breath and bleeding from the head.
"Three ambulances attended the scene but it was decided we needed the helicopter to take him to hospital."
Sub officer Will Tel was one of the firefighters who attended the scene from Princes Street station, in Ipswich.
He said: "The collision was a glancing blow from two vehicles travelling in the opposite direction.
"One of the drivers was trapped and we worked to release him. He remained conscious the whole time this was taking place."
Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk police, said: "The man is in a critical condition in hospital after his car, which was travelling west along the road, collided with another car, travelling from the east. He is said to have severe head injuries.
"Police are particularly keen to speak to two men who were travelling in a Volvo 440 or similar car and a young man who called in to report the accident."