Man dies following collision in Lowestoft

Police cordon on Tom Crisp Way. Picture: Joe Randlesome

Police cordon on Tom Crisp Way. Picture: Joe Randlesome - Credit: Archant

A 35-year-old man has died following a road traffic collision in Lowestoft.

Police were called to the scene of collision, in Tom Crisp Way, just after 5pm.

On arrival, officers found the male pedestrian had sustained chest injuries following the collision involving an Audi A3.

A number of emergency services were on the scene and the road was closed until 8.45pm while investigations take place, but is due to reopen shortly.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The death is the 19th on the county’s roads this year.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 5.02pm to reports of a traffic incident and sent a rapid response vehicle, which was on scene in two minutes, two ambulances, an ambulance officer, a Doctor and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.”

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It is believed the air ambulance landed on the field of Red Oak Primary School on Southwell Road, and both the driver of the Audi and a witness to the crash were taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston for treatment for shock.

A police spokeswoman asked any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who saw the man or vehicle before the crash, to call the serious collision investigation team at Suffolk police by dialling 101 and quoting CAD reference 344 of July 16.

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