Man dies in horror road crash
By Benedict O'ConnorA MAN has died and six other people - including four young children - have been seriously injured in a horrific car crash on a notorious stretch of road.
By Benedict O'Connor
A MAN has died and six other people - including four young children - have been seriously injured in a horrific car crash on a notorious stretch of road.
The accident happened on the A134 between Bury St Edmunds and Thetford yesterday when a blue Toyota Corolla containing an elderly man and woman and a white Rover 600 containing a woman and four children were involved in a head-on collision.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and it took firefighters more than an hour to cut the survivors from the wreckage.
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All six were taken to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, with Suffolk police describing their injuries as “serious”.
Pc Andy Garden, of Suffolk police, said: “For some reason it appears that the Toyota, which was travelling towards Bury, and the Rover, which was travelling in the opposite direction, have collided head-on.
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“At the moment we have a limited amount of witnesses and there may be people who saw what happened or attended the scene and left before we spoke to them who should contact us immediately.”
Suffolk police have not named any of the people involved in the crash and would confirm only that the children were all aged under 16.
The collision happened at 3.40pm half a mile north of Rymer point, near Honington - the stretch of road where Gareth Davies, 47, of Little Waldingfield, died in a similar incident last May.
Following a campaign by residents, Suffolk County Council implemented a programme of safety improvements along the road last summer.
Anyone with information about the accident should contact Pc Sarah Nichols, of Suffolk police, on 01284 774224.