Toddler air-lifted to hospital dies

THREE people have been killed, including a two-year-old boy, after a series of horrific accidents on the region's roads.The two-year-old died after a crash on the Bury St Edmunds to Sudbury road, while a 27-year-old motorcyclist also lost his fight for life in hospital after an accident in north Suffolk.

THREE people have been killed, including a two-year-old boy, after a series of horrific accidents on the region's roads.

The two-year-old died after a crash on the Bury St Edmunds to Sudbury road, while a 27-year-old motorcyclist also lost his fight for life in hospital after an accident in north Suffolk.

Yesterday , a Rover driver was also pronounced dead at the scene of an accident after his car went out of control on the A11 near Newmarket and landed on its roof, before smashing into another car.

Police last night named the two-year-old who died following an accident on the A134 near Bradfield Combust as Shane Boss, from New Cheveley Road, Newmarket.


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The toddler was one of four people injured in the two-car accident which happened during Friday afternoon's wet weather.

He was airlifted to Bury's West Suffolk Hospital within minutes of the crash, but was later transferred to the specialist head injuries unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

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A spokesman for the Bury hospital said Shane died later at Addenbrooke's despite the best efforts of medical staff there to save him.

The boy's mother, Louise Boss, her six-year-old child and a friend, Derek Rawlings, from Bury St Edmunds, were also injured in the accident. All three were taken to West Suffolk Hospital by road ambulance.

Inspector Les King, of Suffolk police, said: "Any death is distressing for our officers but the death of a baby is particularly so. Our hearts go out to the family who have lost their child in this way."

Ms Boss, who is thought to have been driving their Toyota Corolla car at the time of the accident, suffered minor injuries. Mr Rawlings, believed to have been in the front passenger seat, suffered a broken thigh and hip.

The other car involved in the tragedy was a Ford Fiesta which ended up in a field several yards from the scene of the collision on the A134 road.

It is not known whether Friday's rain caused the tragedy but Suffolk police said dozens of accidents across the county were down to the slippery conditions following the dry spell.

Police immediately launched an investigation to try and piece together exactly what happened in the seconds before the accident. Any witnesses are asked to telephone 01284 774100.

Meanwhile, police also confirmed yesterday a 27-year-old motorcyclist had died following a crash on Friday in Lowestoft.

Andrew McCloud, from Dove Street, Lowestoft, was taken to James Paget Hospital, in Gorleston, but later airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the accident, which happened on Corton Road. Any witnesses have been urged to call Halesworth traffic police on 01986 835350.

The accident on the A11 at Swaffham Bulbeck, near Newmarket, happened just before 1am yesterday. A police spokeswoman said the victim's Rover 416 rolled over and landed on its roof. It was then in collision with a Daewoo car.

The male driver of the Rover died at the scene and the female driver of the Daewoo and her male passenger were treated at Addenbrooke's for minor injuries. Any witnesses are asked to contact call 01480 456111.

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