Boy killed in Land Rover crash

AN INVESTIGATION is under way after a boy was killed in a crash on a country lane in Suffolk.

AN INVESTIGATION is under way after a boy was killed in a crash on a country lane in Suffolk.

The youngster died when the Land Rover he was travelling in left the road and crashed just south of Peasenhall, near Framlingham, at 5pm yesterday.

A man and two other children who were also in the vehicle suffered injuries and were taken for treatment at Ipswich Hospital. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Suffolk police confirmed that a boy had been declared dead at the scene. They could not confirm any other details about the boy, including his age, or those of the others who were travelling in the Land Rover.

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The accident happened on an unnamed road between the villages of Peasenhall and Carlton, running between Rendham Road and a road near to the north end of Pipney Hill.

There were no other vehicles involved.

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “Emergency services were called at 5pm to reports of a single-vehicle collision on a minor road south of Peasenhall.

“Ambulance, police and the air ambulance attended. The occupants of the vehicle - one male and three children - were found to have sustained injuries.

“One of the passengers - a boy - was declared dead at the scene.

“The other three occupants of the Land Rover have been taken to Ipswich Hospital and, at this stage, are not thought to have sustained life-threatening injuries.”

The road remained closed last night while an accident investigation took place. Villagers in Peasenhall last night spoke of their shock at the tragedy.

Colin Hann, vice-chairman of Peasenhall Parish Council, said: “It is terrible news. My wife drove past the crash scene and saw a Land Rover upended in a field.

“It had clearly somersaulted off the road and landed on its side. Which is strange - that road is completely straight.

“People had got out of their cars to try to help and phone the emergency services.

“My wife said she saw somebody giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to one of the victims.”

Neil Mason, landlord of the White Horse pub at nearby Sibton, said: “To hear that a boy has died is absolutely shocking.

“We saw three or four police cars and fire engines driving past the pub with their sirens wailing and wondered what an earth was going on.

“When we saw ambulances as well we thought it must be serious. It's normally so very quiet around here.”

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact Suffolk Constabulary's Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.

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