Pensioner dies in car crash

By Annie DavidsonA MARRIED pensioner who died after a car crash may have been taken ill at the wheel, police have said.Kenneth Baldwin, 78, was driving along Holland Road in Clacton at 10am yesterday when he apparently lost control of his silver Toyota Yaris car and it crashed into a wall.

By Annie Davidson

A MARRIED pensioner who died after a car crash may have been taken ill at the wheel, police have said.

Kenneth Baldwin, 78, was driving along Holland Road in Clacton at 10am yesterday when he apparently lost control of his silver Toyota Yaris car and it crashed into a wall.

Emergency services were called to the scene, outside Cumberland Court, near the junction with Clarendon Park, and Mr Baldwin, of Connaught Gardens East, Clacton, was taken to Colchester General Hospital.


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However, he was confirmed dead on arrival and a post-mortem examination will take place within the next seven days.

Essex Police appealed for anyone who saw the silver Toyota Yaris crash to contact Pc Tina Clothier, of Stanway traffic police, on 01206 762512.

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Meanwhile, police have also appealed for anyone who witnessed an accident in which three teenagers were injured to contact them.

The youths from Colchester were in a Ford Escort that collided with another Ford Escort on the road between Birch and Tiptree on Sunday afternoon.

A 19-year-old passenger was airlifted to Colchester General Hospital with a fractured pelvis and broken leg, but his condition was not life-threatening.

The 17-year-old driver injured his knee and an 18-year-old passenger suffered a back injury. The driver of the second car, a 19-year-old from Colchester, was not injured.

Anyone who witnessed the accident should contact Stanway traffic police on 01206 762512.

annie.davidson@eadt.co.uk

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