Man dead and girls injured in crashes

ONE man has died and two girls are today being treated in hospital after three separate crashes with hours of each other.A man believed to be from the Ipswich area died after he was involved in a head-on collision on the A12 near Saxmundham at 2.

ONE man has died and two girls are today being treated in hospital after three separate crashes with hours of each other.

A man believed to be from the Ipswich area died after he was involved in a head-on collision on the A12 near Saxmundham at 2.20pm yesterday.

The man died at the scene of the accident after the green Hyundai Lantra he was driving was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Astra.

The driver of the Astra, believed to be around 40 and from the Lowestoft area, was taken to Ipswich Hospital by air ambulance suffering from multiple injuries including abdominal and lower limb fractures. They were not thought to be life threatening.

Less than an hour later a girl guide and a woman were injured when their minibus crashed in Essex.

The girl guide, who is 12 and from Ipswich, was taken to Ipswich hospital after sustaining a minor head injury when the minibus she was travelling in crashed on the A12.

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The girl was one of four guides on the minibus being driven by a 43-year-old woman from Ipswich when it crashed into a tree at Langham near Colchester.

The woman had to be cut from the wreckage after the accident at 3.09pm on Friday, and was taken to Colchester General Hospital with a head injury.

The other three guides were unhurt.

A spokeswoman for Essex police today said the group had been travelling back to Ipswich after a day out and confirmed neither the girl or woman's injuries were serious, although they were believed to have stayed in hospital overnight.

And forty minutes after that, in Stowmarket, an eight-year-old girl sustained serious head injuries when she was involved in a collision with a VW Golf car while walking on Ipswich Road.

The accident happened at 3.45pm and the girl was taken to Ipswich Hospital but later transferred to Addenbrooke's in Cambridge due to the extent of her injuries.

Was your child on the minibus? Contact the Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324789 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

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