Driver dies following crash

AN ELDERLY man has died today after he fell ill at the wheel while driving and collided with a parked car in Felixstowe.A crew from the East of England Ambulance Trust and police were called to the scene at 9.40am.

AN ELDERLY man has died after he fell ill at the wheel while driving and collided with a parked car in Felixstowe.

A crew from the East of England Ambulance Trust and police were called to Sea Road, near to the junction of Platters Road, at 9.40am to find a gold Vauxhall Astra Estate had been involved in an accident.

A police spokesman said the 70-year-old driver of the Vauxhall, believed to be from Clacton-on-Sea, had collapsed at the wheel and was unconscious and not breathing when emergency services arrived.

He was treated at the scene and was given cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before being taken to Ipswich Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 11am.


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A small section of Sea Road and the whole of Platters Road was closed for two hours while the Serious Collision Investigation team carried out their work.

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