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UPDATE: Mildenhall man and young girl from Newmarket remain in critical condition after serious collision in Bury

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A man and a young girl remain in a critical condition after suffering life-threatening head injuries in a serious collision between a car and a lorry in Parkway, Bury St Edmunds.

Emergency services were called at about 1.05pm on Thursday, August 4, to the incident involving a lorry and a BMW outside the multi-storey car park.

The scene of the serious collision in Bury St Edmunds ANL-160408-135646001
The scene of the serious collision in Bury St Edmunds ANL-160408-135646001

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s from Mildenhall, and the little girl, believed to be five-years-old and from Newmarket, were both freed from the car and taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Both sustained serious head injuries and were today (Wednesday, August 10) described as being in a critical condition.

Police, fire and ambulance service rushed to the scene and the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust were also called.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the pair suffered life threatening head injuries in the collision and said two ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle and two ambulance officers were sent to the scene.

The road was closed between King’s Road and Risbygate Street until about 8pm on Thursday to allow police to carry out an investigation at the scene.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicles prior to the crash or the collision itself to call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 171 of Thursday, August 4.