Woman in 70s suffers potentially life-threatening injuries during car crash at a hospital

West Suffolk Hospital. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

West Suffolk Hospital. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

A female pedestrian aged in her 70s is fighting for her life after she was involved in a collision with a car within the grounds of a Suffolk hospital.

Police were alerted to the crash at West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, by the ambulance service at 10.30am today.

The woman has sustained potentially life-threatening injuries and is currently receiving treatment at the hospital, a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said.

The area where the collision happened has been closed off whilst an investigation takes place.

As a result, there are some traffic restrictions in place at the site but people can still access the hospital and will be directed where necessary.

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Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 128 of today.

A West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust spokeswoman said: 'At 10.20am this morning, we received reports of a suspected road traffic collision on the West Suffolk Hospital site.

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'One person was sadly very seriously injured, and they are being cared for by our emergency team.

'Our Suffolk police colleagues are currently on site, and we are assisting them with their investigation into this incident.

'Patients who need to access the hospital today are still able to do so; you will be directed where you need to go when you arrive on site, but we appreciate your patience as we support the police regarding this incident.'

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