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Police investigation continues over car crash into Bury St Edmunds Premier Inn, in Etna Road, which seriously injured staff member





Police are continuing to investigate an incident at a Bury St Edmunds hotel where a car ploughed into the foyer and seriously injured a staff member.

The man in his 20s spent more than a month in hospital after a Renault Captur crashed through the front doors of the Premier Inn, in Etna Road, on Friday, March 8 at about 8.05pm.

The injured man was the duty manager and was at the front desk when the car crashed into the hotel.

A picture, taken at 10pm on March 8 by a guest at the Premier Inn in Etna Road, Bury St Edmunds, shows the car in the foyer with the entrance doors smashed. Picture: Jill Castling
A picture, taken at 10pm on March 8 by a guest at the Premier Inn in Etna Road, Bury St Edmunds, shows the car in the foyer with the entrance doors smashed. Picture: Jill Castling

The driver of the car, a woman in her 50s, was not injured.

A 58-year-old woman was interviewed under caution in connection with the incident.

At the time of the crash, a Premier Inn spokesperson said: “We are deeply shocked by what has happened, and our thoughts and best wishes are with our team member at this time. We will continue to support him, his family and our wider team affected in the coming days and weeks.”

A police spokesperson said the investigation was ongoing.