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Suffolk's roads claim another life

PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:33 03 March 2010

A BLACK week on Suffolk's roads has culminated with the death of a man after he was involved in a collision with a taxi.

There have been a startling number of serious accidents throughout the county, with Suffolk Police confirming the 34th road death of the year in its borders.

A BLACK week on Suffolk's roads has culminated with the death of a man after he was involved in a collision with a taxi.

There have been a startling number of serious accidents throughout the county, with Suffolk Police confirming the 34th road death of the year in its borders. The force dealt with 56 road deaths in total last year.

The accident occurred at 11.30pm yesterday on Denmark Road, Lowestoft. The man was involved in a collision with a taxi and suffered multiple injuries.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene, and taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, but died some time later. His next of kin have not yet been informed and no details of the deceased man have been released.

Police have today named the man who died in an accident on the A14 at Rougham on Sunday, as Arthur Payne, 79, from Humphrey Road, Sudbury.

A woman is still in West Suffolk hospital with critical injuries after her Ford Escort car was involved in a head-on crash with Volkswagen Polo on the A143 at Great Barton, at around 9.20pm on Tuesday.

Three fire crews from Bury St Edmunds spent nearly an hour cutting her free from the vehicle and she is believed to have life threatening injuries.

Just yesterday a man had a miracle escape after his car overturned on the A14 near Ipswich.

The driver of the BMW car, which lost control close to the Asda superstore junction on the westbound carriageway, is thought to have been taken to Heath Road Hospital with relatively minor injuries. No other vehicle was involved in the smash.

Suffolk Police spokeswoman Lisa Wilson also confirmed that they had a report of a man being taken to hospital early yesterday morning after he was involved in a collision with TWO cyclists at 5.18am.

The victim suffered cuts and bruises and was also taken to Heath Road Hospital. It is thought at this stage that the matter will go no further.

Suffolk Pc Graham Amy is also making a recovery in hospital after being involved in a collision with a Jaguar car, believed to have been driven by a suspected drink driver.

Pc Amy suffered a broken leg in the incident, which occurred in Hadleigh at around 9pm on Monday night.

A 50-year-old man from the Sudbury area has been questioned by Suffolk Police about the incident.

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