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Updated: Serious accident closes A1141 near Lavenham

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A Suffolk Accident Rescue Service's (SARS) rapid response team car
A Suffolk Accident Rescue Service's (SARS) rapid response team car

A 70-year-old man is critically ill in hospital after a collision which closed the the A1141, Bury Road, on the outskirts of Lavenham for four hours on Monday.

Police were called at 11.30am to a collision involving a grey Jaguar F-Type and a blue BMW 740LE.

The 70-year-old driving the Jaguar sustained serious injuries and has been taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Police said today (Tuesday) that his condition was 'critical but stable'.

The A1141 between Lavenham and Thorpe Morieux was closed until 3.45pm to allow an investigation into the collision.

A volunteer critical care team from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) charity attended, along with crews from Suffolk Fire and Rescue and the East of England Ambulance Service.

SARS said its team made several advanced interventions beforethe patient, a man, thought to be in his sixties, was later air-lifted to hospital by the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The occupant of the other vehicle was not believed to have sustained serious injuries.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting CAD 145 of June 25.