Man seriously injured in Nedging car and van coillision

Date: 16 February 2017

An East of England Ambulance service spokesperson said: “We received a 999 call at 7.25am this morning (16th) after reports of a serious road traffic collision between a van and a car on the B1078 near Nedging, Suffolk.

 “We dispatched three ambulances, an ambulance officer, the hazardous area response team (HART), and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) critical care team to provide care to the two men involved. 

“After care at the scene one man, thought to be the van driver, was taken to Ipswich Hospital by land ambulance with a suspected chest injury, which thankfully isn’t thought to be serious. 

“The car driver however, believed to be in 30s, was initially trapped in the vehicle; working with our fire and police colleagues, crews freed the man who had unfortunately suffered very serious leg injuries in the incident. 

“He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance, accompanied by the EHAAT critical care team who were able to provide enhanced treatment en-route. We send him our thoughts and best wishes for his recovery.”

 

Update 4.20pm on 16th Feb: change to reported age of car driver (from 80s to 30s). Apologies for any confusion caused.

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