Man freed from his vehicle after north Suffolk collision


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A man had to be cut free from his vehicle after it careered off the road and into a ditch.

Emergency services were called out just after 10am this morning (Tuesday) following reports of a single-vehicle collision on Southwold Road at Blyford, near Halesworth.

Three fire crews – from Beccles, Lowestoft South and Halesworth – attended at 10.07am and a man, who was suffering with neck and back pain, was cut out of the vehicle.

A police spokesman said officers were called to the scene just before 10.10am, following reports of the single-vehicle collision.

'We were called out to reports a vehicle had come off the road and gone into a ditch,' the spokesman said. 'There was a report that someone may be trapped, but there appeared to be no water in the ditch.'

A man, believed to be in his 20s, was cut out of the Ford Fiesta car-derived van and the road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) sent a rapid response vehicle, ambulance crew and ambulance officer to the scene and treated a man, believed to be in his 20s, who had neck and back pain.

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A spokesman for EEAST said: 'He was taken to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or serious.'

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