Major accident on A11

Two people are believed to be critically injured following a major accident on the A11.

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A11 crash: One person still in critical condition

One person remains in a critical condition in hospital, and three others are described as "serious but stable" following a crash on the A11 in Thetford Forest.

A coach carrying almost fifty teenagers back home from a school field trip collided with a car yesterday afternoon.

The four passengers in the black Mercedes car were airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, one has since been transfered to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

Five teenagers on board the coach who were also taken to West Suffolk hospital in Bury St Edmunds with minor injuries, they have since all been discharged. Suffolk Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Latest on A11 crash: Road reopens

Nine people have been taken to hospital after a car and a coach full of teenagers crashed on the A11 in Suffolk.

The incident took place on the last remaining stretch of single carriageway between Barton Mills and Thetford just past the Great War Memorial this lunchtime.

It led to severe disruption on surrounding routes but the road was finally reopened earlier this evening.


A11 Accident latest: Eight taken to Addenbrookes

Eight people have been taken to hospitals around the region following a major accident on the A11.

The East of England Ambulance Service were called to the scene of the incident following a collision between a coach and a black Mercedes.

Multiple resources have been sent including ambulances, paramedic managers, rapid response vehicles, three air ambulances and the hazardous area response team (HART).

Once the scale of what had happened was ascertained, a major incident was declared and ambulance, police and fire colleagues have worked closely together on scene.

– Interim Director of Emergency Operations Neil Storey

Mr Storey aid that eight patients have been taken to Addenbrookes, West Suffolk, and Norfolk and Norwich hospitals. Three patients were airlifted.

Around 20 patients have been declared as walking wounded. I'd like to thank all the crews who have worked hard at the scene to safely attend to patients.

Air Ambulance on scene of A11 crash

The Air Ambulance is now on the scene of the major accident on the A11.

A coach was in collision with a black Mercedes close to the Great War Memorial, near Elveden.

Suffolk Police say all 30 people on the coach appear to be fine. There were four people in the Mercedes, two are said to be critically ill.Police are diverting traffic away from the scene via the A1605 and A134.


Major accident on A11

A Coach carrying 30 people and a black Mercedes were in collision on the A11 between the A1101 and the B1106 by the The Great War Memorial.

Suffolk Police say all 30 people on the coach appear to be fine. There were four people in the Mercedes, two are said to be critically ill.

It is believed that the other two passengers are fine. The air Ambulance has been called to the scene, together with the Suffolk Fire Service. Suffolk Police said it is not yet known how long the A11 closure will be in force.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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