One killed in spate of crashes

A POLICE officer and two members of the public pulled people from a burning car following a horror smash on a Suffolk road following a police chase.The crash in Nacton was one of several accidents across the county, the worst being on the B1068 at Stoke-by-Nayland where a man was killed when his car crashed with a pick-up truck.

A POLICE officer and two members of the public pulled people from a burning car following a horror smash on a Suffolk road following a police chase.

The crash in Nacton was one of several accidents across the county, the worst being on the B1068 at Stoke-by-Nayland where a man was killed when his car crashed with a pick-up truck.

In Nacton, police were pursuing a white Vauxhall Calibra through the village on A1156 when it collided with a silver Seat Alhambra at the junction of the Nacton village turnoff and London Road at about 1.45pm yesterday .

Both cars burst into flames but the quick actions of the Good Samaritans prevented any loss of life.

Inspector Alex Morrison, supervising at the scene, would not reveal the name of the police constable involved in the rescue but commended his actions.

He said: “It is quite a shocking experience for him. He had assistance from two members of the public.”

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Amazingly, no one is believed to have suffered burns.

Jason Gillingham, clinical field operations manager for the East Anglian Ambulance Service said three people were taken to Ipswich Hospital.

He said the driver of the Calibra, a man believed to be 22, and a female passenger, also in her 20s both suffered serious injuries.

The driver of the Seat, a man in his 50s, is believed to have suffered moderate injuries and was taken to hospital but later released.

Police said the woman passenger of the Vauxhall and the driver of the Seat both suffered chest injuries.

Fire crews from Colchester Road and Princes Street in Ipswich were called to the collision but the casualties had already been freed from the wreckage.

Ipswich Road was closed at the Sainsbury's Warren Heath roundabout and the Straight Road junction.

The road to Levington was also closed and diversions were put in place.

Police said due to the nature of the incident the Independent Police Complaints Commission had been informed.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to call Acting Sergeant Jeff Cribb at the force's road policing unit on 01473 613500.

A MAN died yesterday following a crash between a car and a pick-up truck.

The man, believed to be in his 50's, was driving a Saab which collided with the truck on the B1068 at Stoke-by-Nayland, at 4.50pm.

A spokesman for East Anglian Ambulance Trust said two other people who were in the pick-up truck were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

A CYCLIST was injured after he was in collision with a car in at the junction of Pretyman Road and Felixstowe Road in Ipswich.

The accident happened at around 2.15pm and the 22-year-old was taken to Ipswich Hospital although his injuries are not thought to be serious.

PART of the westbound carriageway of the A14 was temporarily closed today after a motorcyclist hit a deer.

The accident happened at around 5.30pm near Whitton, causing police to close the near side lane.

The man, believed to be from Needham Market, suffered leg injuries, although an ambulance spokesman said his injuries were not serious.

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