Police officers seriously hurt in crash

TWO Suffolk police officers were amongst those injured in a crash in Lowestoft in the early hours of this morning.

Russell Claydon

TWO Suffolk police officers were amongst those injured in a crash in Lowestoft in the early hours of this morning.

The two officers are being treated for serious injuries at the James Paget Hospital today, following the crash at around 1.45am.

A marked police van had been following a silver Mitsubishi Evolution which had failed to stop for officers on Belvadere Road.


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When they regained sight of it they found it had collided with a marked police car on Tom Crisp way.

Four ambulances were sent to the scene where four people, including the two officers, were trapped in the vehicles.

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They were freed by firefighters and taken to the James Paget Hospital with injuries that were thought to be serious.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said it was not thought their injuries were life-threatening, but they were deemed to be serious.

She said a 28-year-old man from the Great Yarmouth area had been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and is currently in hospital.

She added: “The incident will be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission for further consideration.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to call Sergeant Steve Knight at the Halesworth Roads Policing Unit on 01473 613500.

FOUR people have been taken to hospital today following a car crash in Suffolk.

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