Motorist arrested after two police officers suffer life threatening injuries in crash

Two police officers have been seriously hurt following a road traffic collision in Eriswell earlier today, Sunday, September 24, while they were responding to an emergency call on blue lights.

It came after police were called shortly after 1.20am this morning to a report of a two-vehicle collision on the B1112 where a grey BMW was in collision with a white Peugeot 308.

Police, fire, the ambulance service, air ambulance and a volunteer paramedic from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS), were all in attendance to the incident.

The driver and passenger of the Peugeot, two male police officers, were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, by land ambulance having sustained life-threatening injuries. The officers were not involved in a pursuit.

The driver of the BMW, a man aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital as a precaution and has since been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains.

The B1112 is closed in both directions between Underly Road and Lords Walk to allow for an investigation into the circumstances of the incident and recovery of vehicles to take place.

Any witnesses to the collision, or who may have a vehicle matching the descriptions above being driven in the area prior to it, are asked to contact the Roads and Armed Policing Team, quoting CAD 26 of 25 September via the website email or call 101.

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