Sudbury woman, 69, in fight for life

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A SUDBURY woman is fighting for her life in hospital as a result of a crash between an ambulance and a car on Tuesday night.

The 69-year-old woman, named locally as Beverly Richardson, of Melford Road, was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with life-threatening head injuries after the collision between her silver Jaguar and the ambulance.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Our vehicle was en route to a call – driving under emergency conditions with lights and sirens – when it collided with the car at about 6.10pm.

“Sadly, the 69-year-old woman in the car has been left in a critical condition in Addenbrooke’s Hospital after suffering a life-threatening head injury.

“The ambulance medics, who were unhurt but shaken, attended to the woman in the car who was later airlifted to hospital after being anaesthetised and ventilated by air ambulance crews.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash, which closed the road until after midnight, is urged to call Pc Ali Cotton at the serious collisions investigations unit on 101.

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