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Police renew accident appeal

PUBLISHED: 13:50 15 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:52 03 March 2010

POLICE investigating an accident that claimed the life of a 47-year-old man have renewed their appeal for witnesses.

Officers probing the crash that killed Gareth Davies said they were keen to hear from anyone who saw his silver-bronze-coloured Ford Mondeo before its collision with a white articulated lorry on the A134 on Tuesday.

POLICE investigating an accident that claimed the life of a 47-year-old man have renewed their appeal for witnesses.

Officers probing the crash that killed Gareth Davies said they were keen to hear from anyone who saw his silver-bronze-coloured Ford Mondeo before its collision with a white articulated lorry on the A134 on Tuesday.

Mr Davies, of Grove Avenue, Little Waldingfield, near Sudbury, was travelling from Bury St Edmunds towards Thetford at about 6.35am when his car collided with the lorry, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The accident happened just yards from a tree and plaque, placed by the roadside between Ingham and Barnham, in memory of 30-year-old Paul Bailey, who died in a similar accident in June 2000.

The collision prompted calls for improvement works along the busy A134, along which large volumes of heavy goods vehicles have been re-routed since Suffolk County Council imposed a weight ban at Norton in 1993.

Rod Sore, team leader for safety and signals at Suffolk County Council, promised the notorious stretch would be re-examined in the light of Tuesday's accident.

"Our safety engineers will carry out a full investigation into this tragic accident to see if any highway improvements need to be made to improve the safety on this stretch of road," he added.

Anyone with information about the accident should contact Pc Keven Fuller, of Bury St Edmunds traffic police, on 01284 774224.

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