Two killed in horror smash

A MAN is seriously ill in hospital today following a collision in Suffolk which claimed two lives.A 24-year-old man from Sutton and a 23-year-old woman from Colchester were both killed when a car and motorcycle collided on the A12 last night.

A MAN is seriously ill in hospital today following a collision in Suffolk which claimed two lives.

A 24-year-old man from Sutton and a 23-year-old woman from Colchester were both killed when a car and motorcycle collided on the A12 last night.

The driver of the car, a man from Beccles, suffered serious burns and remains in Ipswich Hospital today where he is described as "very poorly."

The accident happened at 7pm between Yoxford and Kelsale and left the A12 blocked for several hours.

The road was closed a mile south of Yoxford while emergency services attended the scene.

The two fatalities brought the number of people who have died on a nine-mile stretch of the A12 between Little Glemham and Darsham to seven in the past 13 months.

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The identities of the latest victims have not yet been released.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust added: "We had two ambulances and a community paramedic respond to the accident. One person was taken to Ipswich Hospital with severe burns."

The fire service sent crews from Leiston, Halesworth, Lowestoft and Saxmundham to the accident following reports that a car was burning.

The A12 was closed for several hours while police carried out an investigation at the scene and diversions were set up through Framlingham to take motorists away from the accident.

Last year 43 people died on Suffolk's roads, the lowest number for six years – but they included three deaths on the A12 near the scene of last night's crash.

Earlier in the evening there was traffic congestion on the A14 at Claydon after two separate accidents on the westbound carriageway, one a three-vehicle collision and the other involving a motorcycle.

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