Gallery: Horror crash kills two pedestrians

TWO women have been killed and a third left seriously injured after a car collided with them as they walked along an Ipswich road early today.

TWO women have been killed and a third left seriously injured after a car collided with them as they walked along an Ipswich road early today.

The three women, believed to be in their mid 20s, were walking along Foxhall Road just after midnight when a silver Citroen Saxo collided with them before hitting a wall.

Police officers called to the scene, near to St Clements Hospital and the Heathlands public house and ambulance crews took all three women to Ipswich Hospital but two of the girls were pronounced dead a short time later.

Police have arrested two people on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the incident.

The 20-year-old man and 22-year-old woman are thought to have been in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The man is thought to have a fractured collarbone and the woman is believed to have minor injuries. Both are currently at Ipswich Hospital.

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This morning the road was still closed off by police, from the junction with Chilton Road, while officers carried out initial investigations at the scene of the tragedy.

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to call Suffolk police's serious collision investigation team on 01473 613500.

Meanwhile overnight several accidents caused chaos on the county's roads.

On the A14 a mother and toddler were involved in a crash which left one car overturned in a ditch and the other blocking the road.

One carriageway of the Ipswich bound A14, near to the Nacton off-slip was closed after a green Saab Convertible and a red Dodge Caliber collided at about 6.30pm. Three people were taken to Ipswich Hospital but a doctor at the scene said they were not believed to be seriously hurt.

The mother and her two-year-old who were in the Dodge escaped with minor injuries.

And in north Suffolk yesterday an elderly man was killed after he was involved in a two car crash on the A12.

The man, believed to have been in his 80s, died at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital after being airlifted from the scene of the crash which happened at the junction with the B1126 at Wangford at about 3.50pm. A couple thought to be in their 20s were also taken to hospital by ambulance with less severe injuries.

The man's name cannot be released as officers are still trying to inform his next of kin of his death but it is thought he lives locally.

Any witnesses to the crash should call Pc Roy Dade at the serious collision investigation team on 01473 613500.

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