Trucker killed in smash near port

A POLICE accident investigation team was last night studying the scene of a collision where a lorry driver was killed near Felixstowe port.The man died when his vehicle went off the road and collided with the fence of a storage yard at the roundabout at the junction of Fagbury Road and Trinity Avenue.

By Richard Smith

A POLICE accident investigation team was last night studying the scene of a collision where a lorry driver was killed near Felixstowe port.

The man died when his vehicle went off the road and collided with the fence of a storage yard at the roundabout at the junction of Fagbury Road and Trinity Avenue.

Yesterday's accident happened a couple of hundred yards away at a roundabout used by thousands of lorries daily to drive away from the port and access the A14. It was the second death in the area in three-and-a-half months.

An 80-year-old Felixstowe man died at the junction between Trinity Avenue and Anzani Avenue in August and earlier this month Dr Peter Dean, Greater Suffolk coroner, urged the county council to take action at that blackspot junction.

The lorry driver has not been named but he is believed to come from the Cambridgeshire area. He was driving a 40ft long Volvo lorry and was carrying a container when he crashed just after 1.30pm.

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Police officers, fire and ambulance crews were called to the accident. It was several hours before the wreckage of the lorry could be taken away from the site but a Suffolk police spokesman said the accident had not adversely affected traffic flow in the area.

He said that the driver's name would not be released until his next of kin had been told. The coroner had been informed and a post mortem examination would be held to determine the cause of death.

In the August accident an inquest was told Terrence Warham had left the BP Garage in Anzani Avenue, a one-way road, via the entrance which is marked with no-exit signs. He had then attempted to turn right onto Trinity Avenue and had collided with a lorry.The county council wants to close the gap in the central reservation to stop motorists taking a short cut back to the port or town and is also looking at alternative ideas to improve safety.

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