County's roads claim another life

A THIRD person has died following a spate of horrific accidents on the region's roads in the space of a week.Police confirmed yesterday that Dominic Reddick, 34, who was involved in a crash at Risby, near Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday, had died.

A THIRD person has died following a spate of horrific accidents on the region's roads in the space of a week.

Police confirmed yesterday that Dominic Reddick, 34, who was involved in a crash at Risby, near Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday, had died.

Mr Reddick, who lived at Brandon, had been driving a blue Rover when it was involved in a collision with a silver Mini Cooper on the eastbound slipway of the A14 at Risby at around 6am.

He was initially taken to the West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, before being transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where he died on Thursday afternoon.


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The driver of the mini, a man in his twenties from Newmarket, was also taken to the West Suffolk Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released later the same day.

Mr Reddick's accident happened a matter of hours before 40-year-old Elizabeth Turner, of Burwell, near Newmarket was killed when her bicycle was in collision with a van in Cotton End Road, between Exning and Fordham.

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An investigation was also launched last Friday, November 26, after pensioner Pauline King, 67, of Sudbury, died following a collision with an ambulance.

The ambulance was responding to a 999 call when it was involved in a crash with a Nissan Micra, driven by Mrs King, on Melford Road.

The ambulance driver and a paramedic, who both sustained minor injuries in the crash, tried to revive Mrs King, but she died at the scene of the accident.

In the latest incident a 22-year-old man sustained “potentially life-threatening injuries”, when his car was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A14 near the 1,000 Guineas service station outside Newmarket.

The accident happened at around 6.25pm on Wednesday and the man, who is believed to live in Newmarket, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital where his condition was yesterday described as “critical”.

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