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Roads claim lives of two teenagers

PUBLISHED: 09:33 28 June 2003 | UPDATED: 14:03 03 March 2010

POLICE are today appealing for witnesses after Suffolk roads claimed the lives of two teenagers in a day.

An 18-year-old girl died at 6.40pm yesterday when the white Skoda Felicia car she was driving veered off the road and collided with a tree.

POLICE are today appealing for witnesses after Suffolk roads claimed the lives of two teenagers in a day.

An 18-year-old girl died at 6.40pm yesterday when the white Skoda Felicia car she was driving veered off the road and collided with a tree.

The accident was less than 12 hours after 19-year-old motorcyclist Stuart Bromley died when his bike collided with lamppost in Long Melford.

The young female driver, who has not been named by police, but is believed to be local to the area, died at the scene.

No other vehicle was involved in the accident, which happened at around yesterday on the Undley Road near Lakenheath.

The car was heading in the direction of Undley towards Beck Row.

Sgt Steve Brooks from Suffolk police said it was unclear what had caused the accident but an investigation was under way.

He said: "It could be due to the wet weather and we are looking at that possibility. But at the moment we cannot say why this happened for sure.

"Its very sad when someone so young dies in crash like this. The officers remained professional throughout and any welfare issues will be tackled later on," he added.

Meanwhile, tributes have been paid to motorcyclist Stuart Bromley, who died after his 600cc Suzuki collided with a lamppost opposite Melford Hall in Long Melford, at around 8.10am yesterday.

He was travelling out of the village towards the A1092 junction, which leads towards Clare and Haverhill. Mr Bromley died at the scene of the accident.

Mr Bromley lived with his parents Stephen and Donna at Rivish Lane, Long Melford and is said to have been a popular lad who loved his motorbike.

His parents own the Bromley's jewellers in King Street, Sudbury. He also had a sister Vicki, aged in her 20s.

It is believed Mr Bromley lived most of his life in Long Melford and was educated at Sudbury Upper School. It is thought that he worked for Fleetwood Caravans, in Long Melford, for a short period since leaving school, but left the company some time ago for new employment.

His former headteacher at Sudbury Upper School, Dudley Whittaker, said: "I am stunned by this news and very upset, it is such a shock.

"Stuart and his older sister Vicki were both taught here and our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, I just can't imagine what they are going through.

"Stuart left the school around three years ago, he was a nice lad and very popular with the other pupils," he added.

Police sealed off the road at the Bull Lane and A1092 junctions for several hours while accident experts investigated the crash and cleared the road.

Rush hour traffic was diverted onto the A134 Melford bypass.

Sgt David Griffiths of the Bury Traffic Unit said: "At the moment we don't know all the circumstance surrounding the accident. We are dealing with a single vehicle accident and the man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics."

Anyone who witnessed either accident is asked to contact police at the Traffic Unit on 01284 774224.

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