Man fights for life after crash

POLICE are today appealing for witnesses following a head-on crash near Long Melford which has left a man in a critical condition.

POLICE are today appealing witnesses following a head-on crash near Long Melford which has left a man in a critical condition.

Firefighters, police, two ambulance crews, three doctors and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were despatched to the scene in Alpheton shortly after 8.40am today.

The crash involved a purple Mercedes and a black Seat Ibiza.

Two people were reported to be seriously hurt and were trapped in the vehicles before being cut out by fire crews.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said a man, thought to be from the Seat, and a woman, said to be from the Mercedes, were taken to hospital.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance said the man, who had serious head injuries was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge by ambulance.

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The woman sustained back injuries. She was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, along with another casualty who sustained chest injuries, which were not thought to be as severe.

The road was blocked for at least two hours and traffic diversions were put in place.

Police are urging anyone who may have seen the Seat to come forward, in particular the driver of a British School of Motoring car who is thought to have passed the vehicle before the accident.

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.