Bin man suffers life-changing injuries in bin lorry crash in Kesgrave

Oak Meadows air ambulance

The air ambulance has landed in Oak Meadows park in Kesgrave this afternoon. - Credit: Oliver Sullivan

A refuse collector has suffered life-changing injuries after an accident involving a bin lorry in a Suffolk town.  

Emergency services were called to Dewar Lane on the Grange Farm Estate in Kesgrave shortly after 2pm.  

An air ambulance was spotted landing in nearby Oak Meadow at around 2.40pm.  

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed they had attended the scene. 

"We sent one ambulance, two rapid response cars and an air ambulance to the scene. One patient was treated and transported by air ambulance to Addenbrookes Hospital," said a spokesman for the service. 

Police have now confirmed that the binman, aged in his 20s, has sustained life-changing injuries and has been transported to Addenbrooke's hospital by Air Ambulance. 

The road was closed for several hours and an investigation is underway. 

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East Suffolk Council confirmed that it was aware of an incident that had involved one of its bin lorries and a refuse collector. 

It said it was currently investigating what had happened and had no further information at this stage. 

Any witnesses should contact PC 274 Thorpe of the Roads and Armed Policing Team at Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD reference number 180 of today, Tuesday 9 March. 

The air ambulance hovering over Kesgrave 

The air ambulance hovering over Kesgrave - Credit: Oliver Sullivan