Inquest hears of A140 death

A MOMENTARY loss of concentration may have led to the death of an art student in a crash on the A140 Ipswich to Norwich road, an inquest has heard.Alisa Biddlecombe, 22, of Warwick Street, Norwich, died following an accident at Thornham Magna, near Eye, on July 12.

A MOMENTARY loss of concentration may have led to the death of an art student in a crash on the A140 Ipswich to Norwich road, an inquest has heard.

Alisa Biddlecombe, 22, of Warwick Street, Norwich, died following an accident at Thornham Magna, near Eye, on July 12.

Miss Biddlecombe's Vauxhall Nova car was involved in a collision with a Mitsubishi Spacewagon being driven by Christopher Buxton, of Woodthorpe Road, Hadleigh.

Mr Buxton told the inquest, held at Lowestoft Magistrates' Court, that he had been taking his family along the A140 to Norwich and the journey had been uneventful until they reached Thornham Magna.

"Suddenly without warning this car appeared right in front of me.

"I braked as hard as I could but I hit the car," he said.

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The emergency services were quickly on the scene and Miss Biddlecombe was airlifted to Ipswich Hospital but she died from her injuries shortly after arrival.

Lowestoft Coroner George Leguen de Lacroix recorded a verdict of accidental death.

"One can only assume for some unknown reason Miss Biddlecombe did not realise the traffic in front of her was braking.

"In a rash of anxiety she steered to her offside without thinking about vehicles approaching her," he said.