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Woman hurt in crash near Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 10:28 26 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:45 03 March 2010

MYSTERY surrounds a car crash on a Suffolk road today that resulted in an elderly woman being taken to hospital.

The female driver of a Nissan had to be cut free form the vehicle following a collision with a white Corsa van.

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MYSTERY surrounds a car crash on a Suffolk road today that resulted in an elderly woman being taken to hospital.

The 69-year-old female driver of a Nissan had to be cut free form the vehicle following a collision with a white Corsa van. She was taken to hospital with chest injuries, but was not believed to be seriously hurt.

The male driver and male passenger of the van were uninjured in the crash on the A1071 at Sproughton.

Police at the scene were today launching an investigating into the cause of the crash that happened at about 7.15am.

The road, which links Ipswich to Burstall, was marked with skid marks of approximately 50 metres long about 100 metres prior to the Burstall turn off.

Investigating officer Alan Nixon, said: "The female motorist was travelling towards Ipswich and the van driver was heading in the direction of Hadleigh. We do not know exactly why and how this happened at the moment.

"As a precautionary measure the female was cut out of her vehicle by the fire service in order to make the recovery more safe.

"She was taken to hospital, she is an elderly woman so there is some concern."

Following the accident traffic was diverted away from the A1071 through Burstall causing some delays.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who saw the accident to contact them on 01473 613500.

Meanwhile, in a separate crash two people had to be cut from a car last night.

The accident happened on the A1120 at Stonham Aspal at about 7pm.

Three people were hurt in the collision, but none were thought to have life-threatening injuries.

They were all taken to Ipswich Hospital. Fire crews from Debenham, Needham Market and Ipswich helped with the rescue.

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