Tributes at site of fatal crash
THREE bouquets today marked the isolated spot of a crash which claimed two young lives.As the morning's dew dripped like tears from the roadside, tributes served as a poignant reminder of the sadness left in the wake of the tragic accident.
THREE bouquets today marked the isolated spot of a crash which claimed two young lives.
As the morning's dew dripped like tears from the roadside, tributes served as a poignant reminder of the sadness left in the wake of the tragic accident.
Jennifer Winton, 23, and Phillip Cotton, 20, died after a Peugeot 205 they were travelling in left the main road between Ipswich and Shotley and crashed into an embankment.
They had been with two friends and were going round a bend just before the junction of the B1456 and the B1080 near Freston when the vehicle skidded across the central island at about 9.45 pm on Thursday.
The words on pink roses read: "To Jenny, We love you always and you will be sorely missed. Lots of love Mum, Dad and Bonny."
Another read: "Phill...Who you gonna drink Brandy with now?…It is the last thing I expected to happen.
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"I thought we'd have loads more memories. I know I will see you again soon."
Two other men, also believed to be in their 20s, were taken to Ipswich Hospital after the accident.
One of them was today described as still being critically ill, but stable. The fourth occupant of the car suffered minor injuries. No other vehicle was involved.
Miss Winton lived in Holly Road, Kesgrave and Mr Cotton lived in Orwell Road Ipswich.
Police also named the pedestrian who died after colliding with a car on the slip road of the A14 at the Seven Hills interchange, near Nacton, on Thursday night as Alan Powell, 39, from Felixstowe.
His family was also too upset to talk about the accident today.
Meanwhile the Freston accident prompted fresh calls for changes to the junction.
Marion Leeson and Elizabeth Aldous , who chair Holbrook and Freston Parish Councils respectively, said both councils had been trying for years to get something done about the junction.
It was one of the main concerns about the HMS Ganges redevelopment and it was one of the reasons why it had been suggested a meeting should be held for people living on the peninsula.
A first meeting for all parishes and the public is being held in the Jellicoe Room at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, on Monday, September 1, at 7.30pm.
Representatives from Suffolk highways, the police, Central Suffolk Patient Care Trust, Babergh District Council, Suffolk Coast and Heaths and the Suffolk Preservation Society will be on hand for a fact-finding session about the potential problems and possible solutions for the community if such a large development were to go ahead.
glistened on pink roses