Leiston: Driver found dead at the wheel

A DRIVER has died after suffering what is believed to have been a heart attack and colliding with a lorry.

Emergency services were called to Saxmundham Road, Leiston, around 11.15am today.

The accident involved a car and an articulated lorry.

Police are attempting to contact the driver’s next of kin and have asked that no more details be released at this stage.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “It was a fairly low speed collision.

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“It would appear that there has been some medical reason why the driver has crashed - possibly a cardiac arrest.”

Firefighters from Framlingham and Aldeburgh, along with the rescue tender from Leiston and enhanced rescue tender from Princes Street, Ipswich, attended.

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The released the driver from the car and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service also attended.

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