Woman flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries after two car crash on A14 slip road

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A woman was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a two car collision on an A14 slip road near Stowmarket yesterday.

Police were called to the incident, at the Tothill roundabout off the eastbound Haughley slip road, at 4.20pm.

A police spokesman said two vehicles, a black Lexus and a black Alfa Romeo, had left the road and gone into grass onto the middle of the roundabout close to the BP garage.

A 56-year-old female passenger, who was in the Alfa Romeo, was flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital via air ambulance with life-threatening injuries.

The woman, from the Stowmarket area, is currently in a critical but stable condition.

The driver of he Alfa Romeo and the driver of the Lexus sustained minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

Paramedic Officer Dave Grover, who attended the scene, said: “A woman in her 50s was initially trapped inside a car and was quickly extricated thanks to our colleagues in the fire service.

“She had a life threatening chest injury and was anaesthetised by crews before being flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further treatment.”

Dr Andy Mason, from the Suffolk Accident and Rescue Service, was one of the first on the scene.

He said: “The woman in her 50s had sustained serious injuries which are potentially life threatening.

“After the collision, the Alfa Romeo ended up on the roundabout in the grassy area - that is where we dealt with the patient.

“The air ambulance was actually able to land and take off again from the roundabout.”

The eastbound slip road at Haughley and the westbound roundabout leading towards the scene were closed by police until around 7.40pm last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward and are particularly keen on speaking to anyone who may have seen the black Lexus being driven along the A14 from Bury towards the junction and anyone who may have seen either of the vehicles in the moments before the crash.

If you can help, call PC Jason Lambourne at the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 322 of April 2.