Teenager badly hurt in accident

SURGEONS at Ipswich Hospital were today performing an emergency operation on a teenager, after he was seriously injured in a car crash.The 17-year-old youth was wounded when two cars collided at the junction of Gandish Road and White Horse Road in East Bergholt during the early hours.

SURGEONS at Ipswich Hospital were today performing an emergency operation on a teenager, after he was seriously injured in a car crash.

The 17-year-old youth was wounded when two cars collided at the junction of Gandish Road and White Horse Road in East Bergholt during the early hours.

When paramedics took him to hospital at 1am, he was unconscious but breathing.

Inspector Mike Hinshelwood of Suffolk Police said: "One of the occupants was very seriously injured, and is currently undergoing surgery at Ipswich Hospital."


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The young man suffered serious internal injuries and is believe to have at least one broken limb.

A police spokesman said today that the casualty would be taken straight to intensive care to recover after the operation.

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The cars involved were a blue Ford Fiesta and a blue Renault Clio, and the cause of the collision remains unknown at this stage. It is not yet known if the casualty was driving or a passenger, and in which car he was travelling.

An investigation into how the crash occurred, has been launched by police today.

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, on the well-used route through the village – near the King's Head pub and Haywain restaurant at Burnt Oak – to contact them on 01473 613500.

In a separate accident yesterday, East Anglian Ambulance Trust paramedics had to convey a woman to hospital.

The accident on the A1071 at Boxford, at 9.17pm yesterday happened near a property called Highfields. The car is believed to have swerved off the road and hit an electricity supply pylon.

Crews of firefighters from Hadleigh and Sudbury, and a rescue appliance from Colchester attended the scene until 9.56pm.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire Service said: "One female passenger was released by fire service and taken to hospital by ambulance."

The driver is believed to have been taken to Ipswich Hospital.

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