Man in 20s dies in collision between lorry and pedestrian on A14

A man has died after being involved in a collision with a lorry on the A14 at Stowmarket

A man has died after being involved in a collision with a lorry on the A14 at Stowmarket - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A male pedestrian died late last night on the A14 at Stowmarket, after being involved in a collision with a lorry.

Suffolk police were called after 10.30pm yesterday, Saturday, May 8, to reports a lorry had been involved in an accident on the westbound carriageway near junction 49 on the edge of Stowmarket.

An ambulance was called to the incident but the victim, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for just under seven hours as officers investigated the circumstances of the incident, but reopened shortly after 5am.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward, along with anyone driving in the area just prior to the incident who has a dashcam in their vehicle.

Witnesses or anybody with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit quoting CAD 409 of May 8, by emailing 

The tragedy is the latest to hit Suffolk's roads in recent months. A total of 10 people have now died on the county's roads in 2021.

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Rachel Bond, 41, died four days after a collision on the A14 at Rougham on Saturday, February 6.

Less than a week later, 25-year-old pedestrian Sophie Riley died on the A14 at Rougham after a collision in the eastbound carriageway.

Another two people died in March - 33-year-old Daniella Milburn from Hadleigh and lorry driver Lee Firth from Hertfordshire.

Tragically in April there a total of four fatal crashes — the first was an unnamed male passenger who died at the scene of an accident between a car and lorry on the A14 at Coddenham. 

Jennifer Windle, 61, from Leiston, and Stephen Lawrence, 65, from Risby, lost their lives in crashes just 36 hours apart in mid-April.

Leonard Rice, 85, died in a crash between two cars in Rickinghall on April 29. And less than one week later a man in his 30s died on Bourne Hill in Wherstead.