Stowupland crash - woman injured

A WOMAN driver was recovering in hospital today following a two-car accident.The incident happened outside Blacksmith Cottage on Saxham Street, Stowupland, shortly after 6pm last night and involved a Rover Mini and Leyland horsebox.

A WOMAN driver was recovering in hospital today following a two-car accident.

The incident happened outside Blacksmith Cottage on Saxham Street, Stowupland, shortly after 6pm last night and involved a Rover Mini and Leyland horsebox.

Three fire engines from Needham Market, Ipswich and Stowmarket attended and used specialist cutting equipment to release the casualty from the Mini.

She was taken by ambulance to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds with head injuries and back pain, but her condition was not believed to be life-threatening.

Police are also appealing for witnesses following two horrific road accidents on Thursday night.

The teenage boy, from the Sudbury area, died when the Ford Fiesta he was driving was involved in a collision with a Suzuki Wagon and a Peugeot 206 on the A134 between Alpheton and Bridge Street, near Long Melford, at about 9.40pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Just hours before the fatal at Alpheton, a pensioner in her eighties lost her life following a two-car accident on the B1066 Whepstead Road, just outside Whepstead.

The Toyota she was driving was involved in a head-on collision with a Peugeot 306 at about 4.15pm.

She was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, but later died. The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to the West Suffolk Hospital, but later released.

Anyone who witnessed or who has information relating to either accident should call the Bury Roads Policing Unit on 01284 774100.

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