Driver dies in bus collision

A MAN died after his car was in a head-on collision with a bus on a Suffolk road today.The man, believed to be a taxi driver, was involved in the collision with the bus on the A143 between Ixworth and Great Barton at around 7.

A MAN died after his car was in a head-on collision with a bus on a Suffolk road today.

The man, believed to be a taxi driver, was involved in the collision with the bus on the A143 between Ixworth and Great Barton at around 7.30am.

His death brings the death toll on Suffolk's roads to 39 this year, compared to 43 for the whole of last year.

Diversions had to be put in place at the junction of the A143 and the A1088 following the crash, which had taken place on a bend in the road near the Bunbury Arms pub in Great Barton.

The front of the white, single-decker coach had crumpled with the force of the impact. It had been travelling in the direction of Bury St Edmunds. There were no passengers on board and the bus driver suffered only cuts and bruises.

The eastbound lane of the A14 had to be closed today at Claydon following a smash between a lorry and a tractor at around 10am.

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Two women were treated for shock today after a car crash at the Beacon Hill roundabout which joins the A14 and the A140. The crash happened at around 9.30am but no one was taken to hospital.

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