Accidents cause traffic chaos

TRAFFIC across Suffolk was brought to a standstill yesterday following two separate road accidents.The first, involving a car and a lorry, happened on the A134 at Sicklesmere near Bury St Edmunds shortly after 11am.

TRAFFIC across Suffolk was brought to a standstill yesterday following two separate road accidents.

The first, involving a car and a lorry, happened on the A134 at Sicklesmere near Bury St Edmunds shortly after 11am.

The crash involving a car and a lorry blocked the road until 3.30pm. The man had had to be cut free from his car and was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital with serious injuries. No-one else was injured.

Then, at 3pm, emergency services were called to the B1106 at Elveden, following a crash between a car and a passenger coach.


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The incident, which happened near to the Center Parcs complex, led to traffic chaos with the road being blocked for several hours.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said one male casualty - believed to be the driver of the car - was taken to hospital with “serious injuries”.

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“There were six passengers on board the coach at the time of the incident, although there are no reports of any of them being injured,” he said.

A fire crew from Brandon were called to the scene after the car involved in the collision caught on fire, although the driver is thought to have been released from the vehicle prior to the blaze.

A spokeswoman said: “There was a single car on fire, which was extinguished using two hose reels and breathing apparatus by 3.25pm.”

n Police have named a woman who was killed when her car collided with a coach in north Suffolk.

Brenda Sharpe, of Judith Avenue, Knodishall, near Saxmundham, died on Friday in an accident on the B1122 near Theberton at around 2.30pm

The 67-year-old, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was killed when her silver Peugeot 106 collided with a coach from Belles Coaches.

A female passenger who was trapped in the car was cut free by the fire service and was taken to Ipswich Hospital with minor injuries.

There were no passengers on board the coach at the time and the male driver was uninjured but badly shaken.

Anyone with information should contact Halesworth Police on 01986 835350.

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