Death crash man named

POLICE have today named a Thorpeness man who died in a three car smash on an Ipswich road. Reginald Elliot was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, on Colchester Road, yesterday.

POLICE have today named a Thorpeness man who died in a three car smash on an Ipswich road.

Reginald Elliot was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, on Colchester Road, yesterday. It is believed he suffered a heart attack. He was 65.

Anna Woolnough, Suffolk police spokeswoman said emergency services were called to the accident opposite Suffolk Fire Service HQ at 3pm.

Mrs Woolnough said: "A blue convertible Volvo, a blue Vauxhall Nova merit and a Silver BMW 320 were involved.

"The driver of the Volvo died, the Vauxhall driver had serious injuries, not believed to be life threatening, and the BMW driver was unhurt."

The road was closed for more than an hour as the Vauxhall driver was taken to Ipswich Hospital.

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Paul Bassett, despatch supervisor for the East Anglian Ambulance Service, said three ambulances were called to the collision.

He said: "It is unconfirmed but we believe the man was possibly in cardiac arrest."

Speaking yesterday Sgt Chris Rodda of Suffolk police said: "The Volvo was driving out of Ipswich towards the pub and started to cross into the offside lane.

"He hit the Nova car, which has been spun back, and the BMW was trying to avoid the Nova and has slightly clipped the Nova."

He said an off duty nurse assisted the Vauxhall driver.

He added: "She stopped and we thank her for doing that. She assisted the patient all the way through until he was put in the ambulance."

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with any information should contact Pc Colin Curtis on 01473 613500.

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