A 69-year-old man was struck by a lorry and killed while walking with his wife in Newton Road, Sudbury

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Newton Road, Sudbury

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Newton Road, Sudbury - Credit: Archant

A man was struck by a lorry and killed while out walking with his wife in Sudbury today.

Emergency services at the scene of the collision in Newton Road, Sudbury

Emergency services at the scene of the collision in Newton Road, Sudbury - Credit: Archant

The 69-year-old, believed to be from the area, was hit on Newton Road, near the junction with Chelsea Road and Ingrams Well Road, just before 1.10pm.

Investigations are underway at the scene of the collision and diversions are in place.

A window cleaner working on Chelsea Road at the time of incident described hearing the crash, and rushing to the scene.

The man, who did not wish to be named, said: “We ran to the man, I checked for a pulse but there wasn’t one.

“I left others trying to administer CPR and I tried to stop the traffic. I was just trying to keep them away so they couldn’t see. One driver had their kid in the car. Some were trying to get past me.

“The ambulance and police arrived but there was nothing they could do. His wife was with him, it is an awful thing to happen.”

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The East Of England Ambulance Service were called at 1.07pm and sent two ambulances, one ambulance officer and a rapid response vehicle. Despite attempts to revive the man, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the lorry is helping Suffolk police with their enquiries and no one has been arrested or charged.

Pc Paul Fletcher, of Suffolk traffic police, was at the scene, he said: “At just after 1pm police were informed that there had been a collision between a large goods vehicle and an elderly gentleman, who was walking along the highway. We cannot say whether he was in the road or on the path at this time.

“The gentleman has tragically lost his life and investigations into the cause of the collision are underway.

“The lorry driver is currently with officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Team and is helping them with enquiries.”

The lorry was travelling in the direction of Chilton Industrial Estate and no other vehicles were involved.

The police are urging any witnesses to contact them on 101, using reference 177.

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