Woman, 22, in hospital after collision

A 22-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital after she was in collision with a car while walking along a country lane.

A 22-year-old woman has been air lifted to hospital after she was in collision with a car while walking along a country lane.

The accident happened in Mill Road, Badingham, near Framlingham, around 9.40am this morning.

Air ambulance Anglia One was scrambled to the scene and took the woman - who was thought to have possible head, neck and pelvic injuries - to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for further treatment.

It is believed she was walking along a country lane when she was in collision with a grey Renault Espace car travelling in the opposite direction.

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A spokeswoman for the air ambulance said the team assessed the patient, gave her fluids and pain relief and then immobilised her spine so that she could be flown to hospital.

“Anglia One lifted off with the patient at 10.33 and she arrived at the hospital at 10.49,” she added.

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said the woman was not believed to have suffered serious injuries, just soreness and brusing.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance operates a 365 day life-saving service across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

It is entirely dependent on fundraising and contributions from members of the public as it receives no government or National Lottery funding.

It costs �3 million per year to keep the charity's two air ambulances flying, to provide the required ancillary operations and to supply the advanced clinical equipment they carry.

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