Sudbury woman’s fight for life after smash

A HEAD-ON crash left an elderly woman fighting for her life on Friday.

The 73-year-old woman from Sudbury was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital with life-threatening injuries after her blue Vauxhall Agila collided with a grey Nissan Qashqai on the B184 Dunmow Road, near Fyfield in Essex, just after 11am.

She was trapped in her car with injuries to her leg and had to be freed by fire crews, who used specialist cutting equipment to remove the roof before she was transferred to the air ambulance, which had landed in a field next to the road.

Her condition is no longer critical and she has been moved from the hospital’s high dependency unit.

The Nissan driver, a woman from Ongar, was taken to Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital by ambulance where she was treated for minor injuries and later discharged.

Crews from Leaden Roding and Chelmsford also attended the scene.

A section of the road was closed for approximately four hours while the emergency services dealt with the incident, forcing motorists to take lengthy detours.

Anyone with information in connection with this crash is urged to contact investigating officers at Chigwell Road Policing Unit on 0300 333 4444.