Investigation into police car collision

AN investigation has been launched after a police car was involved in a collision with a minibus on one of the region's roads.A policeman and a passenger on the minibus needed hospital treatment following the accident, which happened on the A14 at Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds, just before 3am on Saturday.

AN investigation has been launched after a police car was involved in a collision with a minibus on one of the region's roads.

A policeman and a passenger on the minibus needed hospital treatment following the accident, which happened on the A14 at Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds, just before 3am on Saturday.

The policeman, who was a passenger in the marked patrol car, and the Ford Transit minibus passenger were taken by ambulance to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, but neither suffered life-threatening injuries.

The police car driver escaped with cuts and bruises, while the minibus driver and two other passengers also escaped with minor injuries.

Inspector Jim White, of Suffolk police, said: "The marked police car was on routine patrol when the accident occurred.

"An investigation is now under way into the cause of the accident. We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact us with any information."

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The stretch of road where the accident happened is due to be the subject of a £5 million improvement scheme by the Highways Agency.

Plans for the changes to the dual carriageway at Rougham were unveiled last week, with many residents saying the proposals were long-overdue.

They involved building an underpass at the notorious Rookery Crossroads junction, closing the junction at Two Mile Spinney and straightening parts of the twisting dual carriageway.

Anyone with information about the accident should contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

n Two people were taken to hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle accident in Wingfield Road, Lakenheath, shortly before 5.30am yesterday.

Suffolk police and two crews from the East Anglian Ambulance Trust went to the accident, in which two people were injured.

Both were taken to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds with what were described as life-threatening injuries.

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