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Two airlifted to hospital

PUBLISHED: 10:54 20 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:52 03 March 2010

TWO people were airlifted to hospital today after a two-vehicle accident on the B1122 at Middleton.

The incident, at just after 8am, was attended to by three fire appliances, who used cutting equipment to free the three trapped persons.

TWO people were airlifted to hospital today after a two-vehicle accident on the B1122 at Middleton.

The incident, at just after 8am, was attended to by three fire appliances, who used cutting equipment to free the three trapped persons.

It is not thought any of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries but two people were taken to Ipswich Hospital by the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The collision involved a blue Vauxhall Astra and a blue Ford Granada on the road between Yoxford and Leiston.

A man in the Astra suffered whiplash injuries while the female suffered neck and spine injuries and was airflifted to hospital. The man was transported by road ambulance.

A man driving the Granada car suffered neck and spine injuries and was also airlifted to hospital.

Firefighters from Leiston, Aldeburgh and a rescue tender from Lowestoft cut the roofs off both vehicles to gain access to the victims.

Paramedics used spine boards to transfer the patients from the vehicles.

Police set up road diversions in the area after the accident. Firefighters and paramedics had left the scene by 9.20am.

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