Youngster hurt in three-vehicle crash
A 6-YEAR-OLD boy is suffering from serious injuries today after a three vehicle smash.The child was a passenger in a light van which collided with a dustcart and a lorry – the van was squashed between the two heavy vehicles.
A 6-YEAR-OLD boy is suffering from serious injuries today after a three vehicle smash.
The child was a passenger in a light van which collided with a dustcart and a lorry - the van was squashed between the two heavy vehicles.
The male driver of the van suffered leg injuries in the accident which happened on the B1506, between Kentford and Newmarket, shortly before 8am.
Both the man and child had to be freed from the wreckage by firefighters using hydraulic cutting equipment.
The youngster was then flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, by air ambulance - it is not yet known if his injuries are life threatening.
Three land ambulances also attended the scene, carrying the male driver of the van to Addenbrooke's Hospital and the male driver of the dustcart to West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, where he is being treated for whiplash.
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The road was closed and diversions were put in place while emergency services tended the scene.
This is the second serious accident to happen on this stretch of road this week - on Tuesday, a fatal collision between a box van and a car occurred just yards from today's crash.
The victim of that crash was yesterday named as Gary Nicholls, 23, of Crayford, Kent.
He was the second person to be killed on the county's road this year - on New Year's Day Callum Crawley was killed in an accident on the A1152 near Wilford Bridge.
Anyone with any information about today's incident should contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500.