East of England Ambulance Service called to more than 20 collisions this morning
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The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) have been called to more than 20 collisions on roads across the district this morning.
EEAST tweeted: “We have been called to more than 20 road traffic collisions this morning. A number of those occurred in icy conditions “Including this one in Suffolk where two people were taken to hospital. @EastAngliAirAmb also attended.
East Anglian Air Ambulance also tweeted: “Take care on the roads today and drive to the conditions #staysafe #think”
Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue shared the original tweet, writing: “Keep your distance from other cars and take it slow on icy roads. #Drive2Arrive”
Regarding the Suffolk collision, an EEAST spokesman said: “Two people were taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Suffolk this morning.
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“The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received a call at just before 8am today (5th January) to a two vehicle collision on the A1094 near Aldeburgh.
“Two ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer and East Anglian Air Ambulance were dispatched.
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“A man in his late teens was trapped and had suffered serious injuries to his legs. He was treated at the scene and sedated before being airlifted to Ipswich Hospital for further treatment.
“A second patient with a suspected broken collarbone was taken by land ambulance to Ipswich Hospital for further care.”
Colin Charlton, EEAST resilience manager, who attended, said the roads were “really treacherous” with ice and urged drivers to take care on the roads this morning.