Driver dies in Suffolk crash

THE grim toll of death on Suffolk's roads rose when a motorist was killed and another driver left fighting for his life.A man, who has not been named, was killed in a two-vehicle accident near Sudbury.

By Tracey Sparling

POLICE are today keen to trace the driver of a Land Rover Discovery who may have witnessed a fatal accident.

The grim toll of death on Suffolk's roads rose yesterday when a motorist was killed and another driver left fighting for his life.

A man, who has not been named, was killed in the two-vehicle accident near Sudbury. He was driving a Ford Galaxy.

He was taken by ambulance to Colchester General Hospital where he died.

The driver of a Ford Mondeo was said to be in a ''serious'' condition at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds.

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The accident happened shortly before 6.30pm on the B1508 at Bures.

Fire crews had to free both drivers from their cars.

The two drivers were said by police to be local to the area, but no other personal details were given.

A Land Rover Discovery is believed to have been in the area at the time, and Suffolk police appealed for any witnesses to last night's accident to call 01473 613500.

The death was the third on Suffolk's roads this year, continuing an alarming rise in the number of lives lost.

There were 59 people killed on the county's roads last year - the highest toll for 13 years.

On New Year's Day a teenage motorcyclist died on the A1152 at Melton, and on January 6 a 24-year-old man from Kent died on the B1506 between Kentford and Newmarket.

Meanwhile, a six-year-old boy badly injured when the truck he was travelling in was crushed between two lorries was still in a critical condition last night.

The youngster, who was trapped for almost an hour, is being treated in the intensive care unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Doctors yesterday said his condition remained "critical but stable".

He was airlifted to the hospital with serious head, pelvic and abdominal injuries after the accident, which happened as he was being driven to school by his father on the B1506 road between Kentford and Newmarket at about 8am on Thursday.

The crash happened just yards from the scene of a fatal accident 48 hours earlier.

A man and woman, believed to be husband and wife, remain in hospital today after they were seriously injured in a collision on the A143 at Great Barton, near Bury St Edmunds, last weekend.

The woman's condition is described as "critical but stable" and the man is said to be "stable".

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