Ipswich teenager killed in bus collision

AN INVESTIGATION into the death of an Ipswich teenager is under way today after he was killed at a motoring event in Rendlesham.The 19-year-old pedestrian died as a result of a collision with a single decker bus at the former Bentwaters airbase during East Coast Extreme.

AN INVESTIGATION into the death of an Ipswich teenager is under way today after he was killed at a motoring event in Rendlesham.

The 19-year-old pedestrian died as a result of a collision with a single decker bus at the former Bentwaters airbase during East Coast Extreme.

Health and Safety Executive officers have now been called in to begin an inquiry into the youth's death.

The tragedy happened at about 7.50pm yesterday at the two-day event which included a vehicle slalom and dragsters.


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It is understood the fatality happened when the organisers of the event, held over two days and attracting more than 15,000 people, were clearing up.

Few details about the accident were revealed publicly as the emergency services continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

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The media was denied access to the scene of the accident which happened on the former technical side of the huge airbase.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "A male was fatally injured as a result of a collision with a vehicle and was pronounced dead at Heath Road hospital in Ipswich. The gentleman had been airlifted by the RAF search and rescue Sea King helicopter direct from the scene.

''The paramedics, police service and fire service all attended. We do not have the details to divulge. The next of kin are being made aware.''

Suffolk police is appealing for any witnesses to contact the investigating officer Pc 143 Dave Taylor, on 01473 613500.

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