Driver injured in Brandon crash

A motorist was taken to hospital with serious injuries today after leaving a Brandon road and crashing into a electricity post and tree near to a children's play area.

A motorist was taken to hospital with serious injuries today after leaving a Brandon road and crashing into a electricity post and tree near to a children's play area.

An investigation has been launched into the latest incident on Thetford Road, which comes eight days after a car lost control and smashed into two bungalows 100m away from today's scene.

Police, paramedics, and firefighters from Brandon and Thetford were called just after 6am following the accident involving a red Ford Focus travelling away from the town centre.

The driver, who is disabled and in his 50s, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, with a head injury.

PC Richard Godden said a blue Land Rover Freelander heading in the other direction was damaged by debris, but the driver was unharmed.

“The Ford has come around the left hand bend on Thetford Road and gone straight on for some reason. The driver's injuries are not believed to be life threatening or life changing,” he said

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The B1107 Thetford Road was closed for about five hours, causing rush hour traffic disruption, whilst EDF Energy and BT engineers worked to repair fallen power cables and restore telephone connections.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact PC David Shaw at Bury St Edmunds road policing unit on 01473 613500.