Walker killed on A14
PUBLISHED: 14:04 17 July 2001 | UPDATED: 10:20 03 March 2010
SUFFOLK'S roads claimed another life when a 22-year-old died in a collision on the A14.
The man was walking along the central reservation on the A14 between the central and west interchanges at Bury St. Edmunds.
SUFFOLK'S roads claimed another life today when a 22-year-old died in a collision on the A14.
The man was walking along the central reservation on the A14 between the central and west interchanges at Bury St. Edmunds when a white Leyland lorry with a red trailer smashed in to him.
The ambulance service was called but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident brings the number of fatalities on Suffolk's roads in 2001 to 25 from 22 incidents.
Last year by this date in 2000 there had been 39 deaths in 32 incidents on the county's roads.
Only a few hours after the fatality a lorry driver was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries after his vehicle was involved in a serious accident near USAF Lakenheath at breakfast time.
The accident, in Brandon Road, Eriswell, blocked the road as service personnel and civilian staff began the working day at the giant base – but the wreckage was soon cleared by recovery teams.
The lorry driver sustained crush injuries, and the driver of the car was also taken to Addenbrooke's with less serious injuries.
In yet another crash a motorist was tossed "like a biscuit in a tin" when the car he was driving overturned several times before coming to rest in field next in Ipswich.
The young man suffered a broken arm when his Golf GTi left Foxhall Road between Dobbs Lane and Bell Lane just before 6pm yesterday.
Doctor Maarten de Cleen from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service ((crt)) told how he arrived on the scene to find the casualty being treated by ambulance crews as he lay on the ground.
"It looked like his car had rolled over several times. The driver was tossed about like a biscuit in a tin – but I carried out a brief assessment and he appeared to be in a stable condition," he said.
Dr de Cleen said that police, fire crews, an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle attended the accident and the casualty was taken to Heath Road Hospital.
Earlier in the day the East Anglian Air Ambulance was diverted from a launch party in Peterborough celebrating the start of the seven day a week service to real emergency when a car was involved in a collision with a lorry in Helmingham near Stowmarket.
The female driver of the Ford car, who is believed to be in her 40s, was airlifted to Ipswich Hospital with suspected chest and abdominal injuries following the smash on Gosbeck Road at 2.10pm.
A female passenger, who is believed to be in her 20s, was taken to Ipswich Hospital with suspected minor injuries.
Gosbeck Road was closed until 4.30pm.
A motorcyclist was taken to hospital suffering from a leg injury after coming of a bike at the junction of the A12 and B1070 near East Bergholt.
Meanwhile Suffolk villagers were rallying round a family as their 15-year-old son battled for his life in hospital.
Aled Jones, from Ashfield, near Debenham, suffered head injuries when the bicycle he was riding was involved in a collision with a car on Sunday.
The Debenham High School pupil underwent an operation at Addenbrooke's Hospital where his condition was described as critical.
His parents Lewis and Denise and his older sister Rebecca were all understood to be at his bedside.
Aled, a fan of skateboarding and rock music, suffered the injuries in the accident on the road outside the family's semi-detached cottage.
He fell from his bicycle after it was involved in a collision with a grey Volvo Estate at about 8.50pm on Sunday.
Meanwhile 19-year-old Ben Jones, of Trimley St Mary, is recovering today injuries sustained in an accident on Saturday night.
The teenager was in collision with a motorbike around 9.50pm as he made his way across Grange Farm Avenue in the area of Hintlesham Drive with a group of friends.