Driver dies after car overturns

By James MortlockA DRIVER has died in hospital after suffering critical injuries when his car went out of control and ended up on its roof.The B1102 through Burwell, near Newmarket, was sealed off after the accident as firefighters worked to free the 34-year-old man from the wreckage of his car.

By James Mortlock

A DRIVER has died in hospital after suffering critical injuries when his car went out of control and ended up on its roof.

The B1102 through Burwell, near Newmarket, was sealed off after the accident as firefighters worked to free the 34-year-old man from the wreckage of his car.

He was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, but despite desperate attempts to save him, the man was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon.


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Police said the driver, who lived in Fordham, near Burwell, would not be named until formal identification had taken place.

Derek Reader, chairman of Burwell Parish Council, said: “This is a tragedy for the whole of the village and our thoughts now go out to the friends and family of the deceased.

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“The council is constantly looking at traffic-calming measures in the area and we will now work with Suffolk County Council to try to prevent this tragedy from happening again.”

The accident happened at 7.50pm on Thursday near the B1102 Ness Road's junction with Toyse Lane and accident experts were still trying to work out what caused the single-vehicle crash.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “His Volvo 850 left the B1102 Ness Road close to its junction with Toyse Lane at 7.50pm and overturned, leaving the 34-year-old driver trapped.

“The driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke's by ambulance. The road remained closed for seven hours while road policing unit officers carried out an investigation and the road was cleared.”

Anyone with information about the accident should contact Cambridgeshire police on 08454 564564.

james.mortlock@eadt.co.uk

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