Three injured in head-on crash in severe fog near Eye

PUBLISHED: 12:47 16 November 2012 | UPDATED: 14:37 16 November 2012

East of England Ambulance Service.

East of England Ambulance Service.

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Two women suffered suspected fractures and a man has a minor chest injury after a collision in severe fog in north Suffolk.

The East of England Ambulance Service is warning drivers to stay safe on the roads this winter after it appears that driving conditions were hampered by fog on the B1117 near Eye, where the two vehicle crash occurred.

Emergency services were called to the incident on Cookley Road at 4.14pm yesterday between a red Ford Fiesta and a green Toyota Corolla .

Firefighters from Diss, Stradbroke and Debenham were called to released the casualties following the head-on collision.

A rapid responder, three ambulances and the East Anglian Air Ambulance all attended the scene.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “The collision caused both women, one in her 40s, the other around 18-years-old to be severely trapped in their vehicle and their injuries could potentially be life-changing. Emergency crews worked very hard together to ensure they could be freed safely and treated as quickly as possible. The casualties were all conveyed to Norfolk & Norwich Hospital.”

“We are encouraging all drivers to think about their own safety and that of others whilst on the roads this winter.”

The road was closed until 9pm. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact PC Andrew Smith of the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Constabulary on 101.

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