Emergency services diverted to crash site from Ipswich

FIREFIGHTERS, police officers and paramedics from Ipswich were tonight at the scene of a serious train crash in Little Cornard, near Sudbury.

Seven fire crews, including one from Princes Street fire station in Ipswich were sent to the scene in Bures Road, where a train crashed with an articulated lorry at around 5.30pm this afternoon.

Among the crews were specialist teams, including the enhanced rescue tender from Princes Street.

Other fire crews were sent from Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Long Melford, Nayland and Hadleigh.

Two East of England air ambulances, carrying three doctors were called to the crash site and at least one patient was airlifted to hospital.

Six front-line ambulances, the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and two non-emergency ambulances, tending to the walking wounded, were treating the 18 casualties at the scene and taking them to Colchester General Hospital, Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and West Suffolk Hospital.

In total there were four doctors and five officers from the ambulance service on site.

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Ipswich Hospital were tonight on standby, ready to receive other emergency cases from across the region.

Jan Rowsell, spokeswoman for Ipswich Hospital, said they were not expecting to receive any patients directly from the crash site.