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SARS doctor helps at accident

PUBLISHED: 18:32 02 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:08 03 March 2010

THIS is why Suffolk Accident Rescue service are so vital to the people who live and travel through this county.

SARS doctors rushed to the scene of this accident on one of Suffolk's most notorious roads yesterday.

THIS is why Suffolk Accident Rescue service are so vital to the people who live and travel through this county.

SARS doctors rushed to the scene of this accident on one of Suffolk's most notorious roads yesterday.

Two people had to be cut free from the Rover 214 that had flipped over on the A1071 at Hintlesham.

This year, the Evening Star has chosen SARS to benefit from its Save a Life Appeal for Christmas and we want to raise £20,000 to buy state of the art communications equipment for the service.

Although both people in the car were hurt, neither of them suffered life-threatening injuries and could only have been helped by the swift arrival of highly trained and skilled SARS doctors.

One man had to be taken to Ipswich Hospital once he was cut free by fire fighters who had to be called to the scene.

Rapid response crews from East Anglian Ambulance Service were also at the scene, along with police, two traffic units and a doctor, two ambulances, two fire engines from Hadleigh and Princes Street along with a rescue vehicle.

The crash happened at around 2.45pm yesterday and the victims were cut free after around 30 minutes.

With the help of our readers we want to make sure that everyone needing medical help is given the best chance of care possible.

Money raise through our appeal can help to buy satellite navigation and tracking equipment that can help ambulance control get SARS doctors to the scene as quickly as possible.

With pictures taken at the scene of the accident, doctors in accident and emergency departments are able to get a clearer idea of the injuries suffered.

And the new equipment will also help SARS doctors to contact hospitals to let them know the extent of injuries being brought in.

To let us know of any events you are holding to raise money for SARS contact the Evening Star Newsdesk on 01473 282292 or email StarNews@eveningstar.co.uk.

To donate money send cheques to Geraldine Thompson, editors secretary, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

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