Elderly woman dies after road accident

AN elderly woman last night became the third person to lose her life on Suffolk's roads within three days.The pensioner, who is believed to be in her 70s, was thought to have been walking along the A145 London Road in Shadingfield, near Halesworth, at around 7.

AN elderly woman last night became the third person to lose her life on Suffolk's roads within three days.

The pensioner, who is believed to be in her 70s, was thought to have been walking along the A145 London Road in Shadingfield, near Halesworth, at around 7.30pm when she was involved in a collision with a blue Mazda 626 coming from Ipswich.

However, last night it was unclear if it was the force of the collision that killed her or because she suffered a heart attack after the crash.

The woman, whose identity will not be revealed by police until her next of kin have been informed, is the third person to die on Suffolk's roads since Monday.


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A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “We can confirm there has been a fatal collision on the A145 in Shadingfield where a female pedestrian has been hit by a car.

“The ambulance reported that she suffered a cardiac arrest however we are treating it as a fatal accident.”

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A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Ambulance Service said one ambulance and a staff responder attended.

Nick Bromley, chairman of Shadingfield, Sotterley, Willingham and Ellough parish council, said there had been problems on the road in the past and the parish council had raised concerns.

There had been fatal accidents there before, particularly at the southern end of the road with traffic coming from Ipswich towards Beccles where the road is bendy as it goes past cottages, he added.

“We have raised our concerns with the county council and to be fair to them they have said they will monitor the situation and we are expecting to hear proposals in the next week or so.”

The accident happened the same day as police named the woman who died in a crash on the A14 at Levington.

Deborah Irwin, 28, of Glemham Drive, Rushmere St Andrew, was killed on Tuesday when her blue Fiat Bravo swerved through the central barrier and turned over.

Less than 24 hours earlier a 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a Citroen car on Anson Road, near Tesco's in Martlesham.

craig.robinson@eadt.co.uk

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