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The wife and daughter of an RAF Lakenheath airman who were critically injured in a Dec. 13 traffic accident are on the mend.

Holly Rick, the wife of Senior Airman Matthew Rick of the 48th Maintenance Component Squadron, is “progressing well and improving,” according to a spokeswoman at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridgeshire, England. Their 4-year-old daughter, Alizia, has been released from the hospital, the spokeswoman said.

Michael Nunn, a spokesman for the Suffolk Constabulary, said the two-car accident on the A1065 in Mildenhall is still being investigated. Matthew Rick was driving one of the vehicles.

Nunn said two fatal accidents occurred Dec. 18 on A1101 near RAF Mildenhall, but neither involved Americans. That morning, a 78-year-old man on a bicycle was killed when he was struck by a car near Gate 15. Later in the day, a 21-year-old man was killed in a two-car collision near Sedge Fen, just north of the base.

The A1101 has come under scrutiny this year because of nine traffic deaths involving U.S. servicemembers or family members. The two-lane highway connects Mildenhall with the residential areas of Ely and Littleport.

The accidents spurred the safety offices at Mildenhall and Lakenheath to implement safe-driving programs and the Suffolk County government to install safety devices such as new signs, reflective posts and chatter strips.

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