Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Sudbury: Town centre gridlocked after accident

23:56 05 April 2011

A RTA between a pedestrian and a lorry on Market Hill Sudbury through the Town Centre.

A RTA between a pedestrian and a lorry on Market Hill Sudbury through the Town Centre.

Archant

Pedestrian killed in collision with lorry on crossing

shares

TRAFFIC has been brought to a standstill and shoppers left visibly shocked after an elderly man was killed after being struck by a lorry.

The incident took place on a pedestrian crossing on Market Hill just after 1.30pm yesterday in Sudbury.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were on the scene moments later and a cordon was set up blocking off the entire market area in the centre of the town.

A police spokesman confirmed that the man died at the scene.

Firefighters quickly pinned up sheets across the front of the Volvo lorry and around the scene of the incident.

Market Hill was closed for hours last night as emergency crews worked in the area.

Traffic was diverted away from the town centre as a collision investigation got underway.

However, the scene of the incident has now been cleared and roads are re-opened.

Any witnesses to the collision should call Suffolk Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.

shares

2 comments

  • Yes but people are always trying to beat the cars when crossing aswell.

    Report this comment

    Timalay

    Friday, April 8, 2011

  • this area was an accident waiting to happen. cars lorries bomb round that corner and anybody who doesnt walk quick enough is in real trouble as this will probably prove. yes their is a crossing but if you are new to the town you wont expect idiots driving round that corner.

    Report this comment

    ima comedian

    Thursday, April 7, 2011

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Police are investigating

The incident occurred at around 4.10am on Sunday in Charles Street.

Police release efit in connection with Stowmarket robbery on June 1

The hard drive, along with designer sunglasses and a DVD player, were stolen from St Osyth Road on Saturday.

Police remain at the scene of the incident

The two thefts have prompted a warning to horse and yard owners to review the security of their properties.

Two homes in Harebell Road were burgled on Friday (July 24).

Police release efit in connection with Stowmarket robbery on June 1

The first incident occurred between Wednesday, July 22 at 11pm and Thursday, July 23 at midnight, in which offenders forced entry to a van on Avondale Walk and took a black tool bag containing a spotlight and charger.

Police are currently on the scene of a two-vehicle collision on the Felixstowe-bound carriageway of the A14 close to the Trimley turn off.

Jamie Williams and The Roots Collective performing at the 2012 Brightlingsea Music Festival.

A bumper line-up is set to hit the stage for this year’s Brightlingsea Free Music Festival as the event celebrates its 15th anniversary.

From left to right, Paul Goodchild, Dale Boustead, Gordon Wagstaff, Neil Stead, Stephen Cole, and Roger Stearne

A west Suffolk grandfather who collapsed at the bed and breakfast he runs and went into cardiac arrest has been reunited with the ambulance workers who saved his life.

The Beatles

Organisers of a major creative event in Woodbridge have announced this summer’s line-up – and an expansion of the festival.

Five-generation family following the birth of Betty Warne’s great-great-grandson Hudson. Left to right, Hudson Moss, Abigail Frost, Sarah Frost, Julie Hudson, Betty Warne.

Three-week old Hudson Moss will not be short of attention from doting relatives – he is the fifth generation to be born into a close-knit Claydon family.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages