Pensioner dies more than a week after crash

AN 81-year-old Ipswich woman has died in hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a crash on the B1069 at Tunstall.

AN 81-year-old Ipswich woman has died in hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a two-car crash on the B1069 at Tunstall.

Joy Spratt, 81, from Tasmania Road in Ipswich, was a back seat passenger in a grey Vauxhall Astra being driven towards Ipswich when the collision occurred just before 4.10pm on Friday, August 21.

The car was in collision with a blue Renault Megane near to the junction with the C334. The Megane was travelling north at the time.

Mrs Spratt was airlifted to Ipswich hospital with serious injuries. She died on Sunday.


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Mrs Spratt was one of six people in the two vehicles. There were four in the Vauxhall and two in the Renault.

A woman in her 70s - also a back seat passenger in the Vauxhall - remains in Ipswich Hospital with serious injuries including a broken hip.

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The driver of the Vauxhall, a man believed to be 51 years old, was taken to hospital with minor injuries including bruising but was later discharged.

The front seat passenger in the car, a 21-year-old woman, was later taken to hospital for checks.

The two occupants of the Renault - a man aged around 60 and a woman in her late 50s - were also taken to Ipswich Hospital for minor injuries and then discharged.

An inquiry into the cause of the collision are continuing and police are asking anyone who saw the crash to call the Serious Collision Investigation Team at police headquarters on 01473 613500.

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