Woman in critical condition and two people arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving

PUBLISHED: 06:38 23 June 2020 | UPDATED: 15:31 23 June 2020

The woman was airlifted to Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridgeshire by an East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture: SIMON PARKER

The woman was airlifted to Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridgeshire by an East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture: SIMON PARKER


A man and a woman have been arrested after a crash between a van and a bike near Helmingham, which left the cyclist with serious head injuries.

Police were called to the scene just before 1.10pm on Monday, June 22, to reports of a collision involving a cyclist and a Ford Transit van on the B1077, approximately a mile south of Helmingham village.

Emergency services attended the scene and the cyclist, a woman in her 40s, was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridgeshire having sustained serious head injuries as a result of the collision.

She remains in hospital at this time and her condition has been described as critical.

The van involved in the collision was a white Ford Transit with a distinctive orange light on the roof, which was travelling south towards Ashbocking and Ipswich at the time of the accident.

The two occupants of the van, a man and a woman, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The pair were taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where they will be questioned by officers.

The B1077 was closed for several hours to allow an investigation into the circumstances of the incident and the road was reopened at some point Monday night.

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was driving in that area, either immediately before or after the collision, and who has a dashcam fitted in their vehicle to contact the Roads and Armed Policing Team quoting CAD 199 of 22 June.

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