Sudbury crash victim remains critical

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A GRANDMOTHER airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after her car was in a crash with an ambulance was starting to regain consciousness earlier this week.

Beverley Richardson, of Melford Road, Sudbury, was still in a critical condition in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

Her husband Philip said she was being cared for in the neuro critical care department of the hospital where she was taken following the accident last Tuesday.

She suffered broken bones and severe head, chest and internal injuries. The ambulance crew, who were on a 999 call at the time, were shaken but unhurt.

Mrs Richardson, 69, who is secretary of the East Anglia District of the Methodist Church, was coming back from a church meeting when the crash happened close to her home.

Prayers were said for her at the Methodist Synod held at Lowestoft on Saturday.

Mr Richardson said on Tuesday that his family had been overwhelmed by the number of messages of support they had received.

“Beverley is well known in the area and we have had so many calls and emails from people in Sudbury and further afield,” he said. “We would like to thank everyone who has been in touch.”

For the full story see this week’s Free Press.