Another fatality on Suffolk's roads

SUFFOLK'S roads have claimed yet another life - the third is less than 36 hours.Today relatives of a 55-year-old man are being informed of his death.

SUFFOLK'S roads have claimed yet another life - the third is less than 36 hours.

Today relatives of a 55-year-old man are being informed of his death.

He was killed in a two-vehicle accident on the A146 Beccles bypass at Worlingham, at about 10.50pm yesterday, bringing the death toll on Suffolk's roads this year to 30.

The driver of a Vauxhall Cavalier, who is believed to be from the Beccles area, was pronounced dead at the scene after his car was in collision with a Ford Transit.

The driver of the van was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston by ambulance with minor injuries.

On Wednesday two people were killed in separate accidents in Suffolk.

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An 18-year-old soldier was killed in a horrific car crash on the A14 shortly after starting his career in the Army, leaving his regimental colleagues shocked.

Sapper Lee Passmore died after the Army lorry he was a passenger in careered down an embankment and rolled over twice just prior to the Claydon turn-off at 12.15pm.

Spr Passmore, a single man from Devon who was serving with the Royal Engineers, died at the roadside. The other soldier in the truck, who suffered a broken leg has not been named

Spr Passmore had only recently completed his Army training before joining 25 Squadron of the 38 Engineer Regiment in Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Major Chris Cunningham, personnel officer for the regiment said: "Sapper Lee Passmore had only recently joined the regiment following completion of his training.

"This is a tragic case of a young and enthusiastic soldier at the beginning of his Army career."

Less than ten hours later another fatality was added to the list after a 24-year-old man from Sudbury was killed in a road crash on the A134 at Long Melford.

Emergency services were called to the village's bypass near the junction with Bull Lane shortly after 10pm after reports of a two-car collision involving a Ford Mondeo and Ford Fiesta.

More chaos hit Suffolk's road yesterday, after a female driver escaped serious injury when her Daewoo car crashed into the central reservation on the Bury St Edmunds-bound carriageway opposite the Nacton turnoff at about 9am.

Firefighters had to free the woman from her wreckage and she was taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance with what police described as minor injuries.

The bleak week on Suffolk's roads began on Monday when a motorcyclist suffered serious leg injuries following a collision with a car at the junction of Dobbs Lane and Foxhall Road at 9.20pm.

The 25-year-old man from Kesgrave was operated on by surgeons on Tuesday.