Two women suffer life-threatening injuries following crash in fog in Eye

TWO women have suffered life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash in north Suffolk.

The accident happened at about 4.20pm yesterday in foggy conditions on the B1117 in Eye.

It involved a red Ford Fiesta and a green Toyota Corolla.

The driver of the Fiesta, a woman in her 40s, and a passenger, an 18-year-old woman, suffered life-threatening injuries, and the Corolla driver – a man believed to be in his 70s – was said to be in shock.

All three were taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and the Fiesta driver was transferred to Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

Three fire crews attended the scene, and used hydraulic cutting gear to release the women, who were trapped in the car.

The ambulance service was called just before 4.15pm, and resources included three ambulances, the East Anglian Air Ambulance, paramedic officers and a response vehicle.

The driver of the Fiesta and her front-seat passenger both suffered fractures, and the front-seat passenger also suffered facial injuries and was semi-conscious.

The man, the driver of the Corolla, complained of chest pain.

The road had been closed at the junction of Cocks Road and Cookley Road, but had reopened by 9pm.