Six-year-old dies after crash

A LITTLE girl has died after colliding with a coach while she rode her bike in Ipswich this afternoon. The tragedy happened after the girl was in collision with a coach on Landseer Road at lunchtime.She was taken to hospital but could not be saved.

A LITTLE girl was fighting for her life after colliding with a coach while she rode her bike in Ipswich this afternoon.

The six-year-old was seriously hurt in the crash which happened around 12.30pm.

The incident occurred on Landseer Road between the junctions with Reynolds Road and Raeburn Road.

The youngster, who is believed to have sustained serious head injuries, was taken to Ipswich Hospital for emergency treatment.

Doris Stanners, of Morland Road, Ipswich, said: "It makes you feel terrible inside when something like this happens. There are usually lots of children around on their bikes in the holidays. It gives you a real sick feeling."

Another bystander, who did not wish to be named said: "It's a terrible thing to happen. When you have children yourself it really brings it home."

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Meanwhile Landseer Road was partially blocked off as Sergeant Colin Teager, of Suffolk Police traffic unit, who was the most senior officer at the scene, began the investigation along with his fellow officers.

As onlookers watched police, the youngster's bike could be seen still beneath the white coach.

Officers were laying on the floor trying to see under the vehicle as part of their inquiry.

Youngsters, teenagers and adults surrounding the cordon and were visibly shocked as news of the crash reached them.

Soon after the accident happened traffic, including a long queue of lorries were backed up along Reynolds Road, as the police roped off the scene to begin their inquiries.

Sgt Teager said the cordoned off area would be classified as crime scene. Scenes of crime officers arrived shortly after the collision to help with the investigation.

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