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Two seriously injured on Suffolk's roads

PUBLISHED: 16:13 02 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:36 03 March 2010

A LORRY driver and a pedestrian were seriously hurt today after two separate accidents in Suffolk.

The first collision involved a woman and a car in Needham market shortly after 9am.

A LORRY driver and a pedestrian were seriously hurt today after two separate accidents in Suffolk.

The first collision involved a woman and a car in Needham market shortly after 9am.

The victim sustained serious head injuries in the smash, although her condition is not thought to be life threatening.

Paramedics treated her at the scene – outside the old Town Hall in High Street – before taking her to Ipswich Hospital.

Elsewhere a lorry driver had a miraculous escape today when his articulated vehicle ploughed off the A134 between Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds overturning into a ditch.

The casualty, whose details have not been released, was badly hurt in the crash but his injuries are not thought to be in a life threatening.

However, he was trapped in the cab of his lorry for half an hour while fire crews from Bury St Edmunds and Long Melford attempted to free him.

The smash occurred at 9.46am today in what appears to be a single vehicle accident, on the A134 at Bradfield Combust, four miles south of Bury St Edmunds.

The vehicle came off a straight stretch of road ploughing into several trees before landing on it's left-hand side.

Luckily the cab did not appear to be crushed by the impact and the man did not suffer serious injury.

However, the East Anglian Ambulance Service called upon its air ambulance that was in the Mid Suffolk region at the time. It also sent one ambulance as a standby.

Once the man had been freed he was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds by the air ambulance.

Pc Joe Skippen from Bury Traffic Police who attended the scene said: "We do have a witness to this incident who appears to verify that it was a one vehicle accident.

"However we are appealing for any other witnesses to come forward and they can contact Bury Traffic Police on 01284 774224. I can confirm that an investigation has been set up as is the case in most accidents like this."

Police remained on the scene for two hours after the accident making sure the road was clear, but there did not appear to be any traffic hold up and diversions were not set up.

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