Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

Norfolk/Suffolk: Woman, 70s, dies after collision on A143

PUBLISHED: 22:34 09 May 2014 | UPDATED: 12:22 10 May 2014

Police accidentEmergency services were called to the crash, involving three cars, on the A143 at Ellingham, near Bungay, at about 1.45pm.

Police accidentEmergency services were called to the crash, involving three cars, on the A143 at Ellingham, near Bungay, at about 1.45pm.

Archant

A woman in her 70s died and an elderly man suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash on the Norfolk and Suffolk border.

Emergency services were called to the crash, involving three cars, on the A143 at Ellingham, near Bungay, at about 1.45pm on Friday.

The vehicles in the crash were a Vauxhall Meriva, a Renault Scenic and a Ford Focus.

A woman in her 70s, who had been a passenger in the Meriva, had been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge by the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, but died of her injuries.

A man in his 80s, who was driving the Meriva was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with life-threatening injuries by the East Anglian Air Ambulance, where his condition was described as critical but stable.

A second male who had been driving the Renault Scenic, was taken to N&N with minor injuries while a female passenger in this vehicle was uninjured.

The female driver of the Focus suffered a suspected broken arm and was taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston for treatment. She was alone in the vehicle.

The collision took place close to Ellingham and the road remained closed until around 6pm.

Firefighters from Loddon, Bungay, Beccles, Carrow and Harleston went to the scene and used special equipment to free the casualties.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who believes they may have seen any of the vehicles prior to the collision or witnessed the incident itself.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Robert Hardingham or the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) on 101.

This weekend is Jimmy’s annual festival, so we have created a stage set time list so you know where to be and when.

Staff and students at Ipswich High School for Girls got the chance to witness the fruits of their fundraising work with a special visit to the Macmillan Woolverstone Centre after raising £10,000 for the cause this year.

A landowners’ lobby group is calling for “fundamental reform” of the UK’s farm subsidy system.

Westbourne Academy in Ipswich has been given a boost by the Tennis Foundation after being selected for training, funding and facilities in the School of Tennis programme.

Police have launched an investigation into a suspected murder at a home in Cumberland Avenue, Bury St Edmunds.

Linkin Park singer and Ipswich Town supporter Chester Bennington has died aged 41, Los Angeles County coroner has said.

A paramedic for the East of England Ambulance Service has been suspended for six months on grounds of misconduct for failing to provide the correct care to a patient whose heart had stopped.

A 1,000-signature strong petition could not save the Ipswich free shuttle bus when members of the county council backed plans to withdraw funding for the service from the end of the month.

Members of Suffolk County Council have backed the authority’s decision to formally oppose the closure of nine pedestrian crossings over rail lines in the area.

Director of children’s and young people’s services Sue Cook has been confirmed as interim chief executive at Suffolk County Council following the departure of Deborah Cadman in September.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24