Man released on bail following accident

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A MAN has been released on police bail after being arrested in connection with an accident which left two elderly people in hospital with serious injuries.

The 23-year-old from Bury St Edmunds was arrested on suspicion of assault ABH, dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failing to provide a breath test.

Emergency services were called to Albert Crescent in Bury St Edmunds just after 3.30pm on Saturday to an accident involving one vehicle and two pedestrians.

One rescue tender and two fire engines attended to release an elderly man who was trapped under the front of the car. Paramedics treated the other pedestrian, a woman, at the side of the road, and the East Anglian air ambulance attended the scene.

Both casualties were taken to Addenbrookes hospital, where the woman is said to be in a critical but stable condition and the man is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

Police described the woman’s injuries as life-threatening, and said the man had suffered life-changing injuries.

The 23-year-old man, the driver of the small black hatchback car which collided with a fence and the two pedestrians at the corner of King’s Road and Albert Crescent, made off from the vehicle.

He was arrested in Queen’s Road at 4pm for failing to provide a breath test. He was taken into police custody but released on bail on Sunday to return to Bury Police station on February 8.

Sections of King’s Road and Albert Crescent remained closed as the collision investigation unit worked at the scene until 11.30pm.