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Driver held after child pedestrian dies

PUBLISHED: 20:00 30 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:56 03 March 2010

A BOY has died and another is fighting for life today after being hit by a car on an Ipswich street.

The pair, both aged 15, are believed to have been struck by a car in the Bishop's Hill / Fore Hamlet area of town at around lunchtime today.

ONE child has died and another is fighting for life today after being hit by a car on an Ipswich street.

The pair, aged 12 and 14, are believed to have been hit by a car in the Bishop's Hill / Fore Hamlet area of town at around 12.40pm today.

A car driver has been arrested after a collision involving his vehicle and two pedestrians.

Three ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene at around 12.40pm. Eight police cars were also on the scene and the area was sealed off.

An eye-witness said the two children were pinned up against the car and were carried several yards along the road.

Daniel Lloyd, 25 of Kelly Road, Ipswich is manager of Trinity Tyres on Bishop's Hill and witnessed the aftermath of the crash.

He said: "The first I knew about it was when my brother came in here and said that a couple of kids had been hit.

"I saw the carnage and the children lying in the road.

"When I got there, there was a young girl sitting on the side of the road. She was distraught.

"I definitely saw three children and two were definitely hit.

"I think the policeman was behind when it happened and the police got here in minutes."

Mr Lloyd said: "The children were on the path and the bloke mounted the path."

A spokesman for East Anglian Ambulance Service said two people were being resuscitated on the way to Ipswich Hospital but that one of them had died.

At the same time, motorists were being diverted away from the nearby Salthouse Street area of town, where three cars and a pushbike had been in collision.

Traffic was gridlocked as police diverted vehicles away from the area that had also been cordoned off.


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