Conditions of crash victims improving

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THE condition of two pedestrians who were hospitalised following an accident on Saturday is improving.

An elderly couple were taken to Addenbrookes hospital after the accident which involved a black hatchback car in Bury St Edmunds at 3.30pm.

The woman was initially described as having life threatening injuries, but her condition has now improved and although she remains in the critical care unit police said she is now stable and improving.

The man, who had to be released from under the car, was described as stable and police believe he will make a full recovery.

Emergency services attended the accident at the corner of King’s Road and Albert Crescent after a vehicle collided with a fence and two pedestrians. The driver of the vehicle made off from the scene.

A 23-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds was later arrested in Queen’s Road in connection with the incident after failing to provide a breath test. He was held in custody at Bury police station on suspicion of assault ABH, dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

He has been released on police bail to return to Bury police station on February 8.