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Roads claim another life

PUBLISHED: 10:26 27 May 2002 | UPDATED: 12:00 03 March 2010

POLICE are today trying to unravel what caused a car to crash into a tree in Suffolk, claiming the life of one of its passengers.

The man died as a result of injuries he received in the accident at Spexhall, near Halesworth, bringing the total number of deaths on Suffolk's roads so far this year to 16.

POLICE are today trying to unravel what caused a car to crash into a tree in Suffolk, claiming the life of one of its passengers.

The man died as a result of injuries he received in the accident at Spexhall, near Halesworth, bringing the total number of deaths on Suffolk's roads so far this year to 16.

No details have yet been released of the dead man, who was due to be formally identified later today.

The 23-year-old male driver of the car, a Fiat Tipo, was also injured accident – which happened on the A144 yesterday shortly after 9.30pm.

He was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in Norwich, suffering from chest injuries.

Firecrews from Halesworth, Bungay and Lowestoft worked to free one person trapped in the wreckage.

Paramedics attempted to treat a third casualty but the person ran off.

No other vehicle was involved in the accident.

A police spokeswoman said that the car was travelling on the Stone Street stretch of the A144 in the direction of Halesworth when "for an unknown reason" it crossed into the offside of the road and collided with a tree.


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