Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Haverhill/Bury St Edmunds: 24-year-old died after losing control of car

10:00 18 January 2013

The scene af the fatal crash on Westley Lane, between Horringer and Westley.

The scene af the fatal crash on Westley Lane, between Horringer and Westley.

A DRIVER was killed after he lost control of his car and careered into the path of an oncoming van, an inquest was told.

shares

Adrian Lange, 24 of Ovington Place, Haverhill, died after his Nissan Almera struck a Nissan Primastar van almost head on in Westley Lane, Horringer, near Bury St Edmunds on January 20 last year.

A coroner’s court, sitting at the Active Business Centre in Bury St Edmunds was told that there was nothing to explain why Mr Lange had lost control.

Dr Dan Sharpstone, assistant deputy coroner, said that according to Mr Lange’s wife, Paulina, her husband had dropped her off at work at 5.55am before heading to his own place of work at Direct Table Foods Ltd, Little Saxham.

The inquest was told that Paul Ives was driving south along Westley Lane when a black Nissan Almera “veered across the carriageway, directly into him.”

Mr Ives, who was seriously injured in the incident, said he remembered a loud bang as the collision took place.

Witnesses on the scene reported how they had seen a man inside the Almera car “groaning”.

However Dr Jeremy Mauger, one of the first doctors on the scene, pronounced Mr Lange dead at 7.15am.

The inquest was told that pathologist Dr Sheila Purdy carried out a post mortem on January 23 and found that death had been caused by multiple injuries.

PC Adam Williams, who inspected both vehicles after the collision, said he could find “no fault or defect that would prevent either driver from seeing, steering or stopping.”

The inquest was told that Pc Andy Fossey, of the Serious Collision Investigation Team, said in his report that the accident had been a “near on head on collision” after Mr Lange’s car had crossed over white lines in the centre of the road.

He added: “Without further evidence I have no opinion as to what had led to loss of control.”

Dr Sharpstone recorded a verdict of death due to injuries received in a road traffic accident.

He added: “I send my condolences to Mr Lange’s family.”

shares

0 comments

Will winnings be counted as well as ballot papers?

A prospective UKIP MP has offered his Conservative rival a bet on the general election result – as internal party polling suggests a UKIP surge in north Essex.

Ipswich has been described as a

Voters in Ipswich are crucial in the battle for Downing Street according to a new report which describes the town as one of 12 “Kingmaker” seats that will determine who becomes the next prime minister.

An Abellio Greater Anglia spokesman (AGA) said the fault has now been fixed after it was earlier reported that disruption could last until 10am. (Stock photo).

Train services between Ipswich and Felixstowe are returning to normal after a signalling fault at Trimley caused cancellations this morning.

British Transport Police (BTP) said paramedics were called to the incident, which is being treated as non-suspicious, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man was fatally hit by a train near Ipswich last night.

Shaun Webber has been jailed for more than four years after stabbing his brother multiple times in an alleyway

An Ipswich man who stabbed his brother multiple times in an alleyway after he made disparaging remarks about their mother has been jailed for four years and six weeks.

Emergency services called to Silent Street, Ipswich

The air ambulance was called out to a medical emergency at a property in Silent Street, Ipswich yesterday afternoon.

Crash on Ashcroft Road by Norwich Road junction

A young motorist yesterday sustained head injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Ipswich.

Police release CCTV images of two men wanted in connection with Southwold hotel burglary

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to following a burglary from The Crown Hotel in Southwold.

Clive Howard.

A Stowmarket rapist who attacked at least six women over nearly 30 years has been jailed for a minimum of 10 years and three months.

The EADT Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2015 at Milsom's Kesgrave Hall.

Guests enjoy the celebration - Emma Hibbert from Adnams

The finest of the county’s food and drink industry gathered yesterday for the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2015.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages