Pensioner killed in car crash

By Liz HearnshawAN elderly pedestrian who suffered serious head injuries following a collision with a car has died in hospital.The 87-year-old lost his battle for life on Wednesday night after being involved in the crash in Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds.

By Liz Hearnshaw

AN elderly pedestrian who suffered serious head injuries following a collision with a car has died in hospital.

The 87-year-old lost his battle for life on Wednesday night after being involved in the crash in Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds.

The pensioner - who has not been named, but who came from the Bury St Edmunds area - was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra near the junction with Cotton Lane at 5pm on Wednesday.


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He was taken to the town's West Suffolk Hospital by ambulance crews, but died later from his injuries.

In a separate accident, the A1071 at Boxford, near Sudbury, was blocked for six hours yesterday following a collision between a dustcart and pick-up truck.

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A male passenger travelling in the Mitsubishi 4x4 truck was taken to Colchester General Hospital following the incident, which happened at 7.40am, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Diversions were put in place and the road was finally reopened at about 1.45pm, following a lengthy recovery operation. The driver of both the dustcart and the truck escaped without injury.

Meanwhile, a 10-year-old girl seriously injured in an horrific crash in Burwell, near Newmarket, on Wednesday remained last night in a “critical, but stable” condition in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Both the girl and her 19-year-old brother were taken to the hospital following a three-car accident that saw their Ford Fiesta ripped in two.

The 19-year-old man underwent emergency surgery after suffering multiple fractures in the crash, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

A third person, driving a Jaguar that also involved in the accident, was taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries, but checks later revealed the man, aged in his 50s, was not seriously hurt.

Anyone with information about the fatal accident in Bury St Edmunds should contact Pc Roy Dade, of Suffolk police, on 01284 774224.

liz.hearnshaw@eadt.co.uk

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