Road crash victim 'a loving father'

THE family of a father-of-two who died in a road crash has paid tribute to him as a loving man who lived life to the full.Stock exchange high-flyer Alexander Palmer, 36, of Haverhill Road, Little Wratting, near Haverhill was killed in a three-car collision last week, which left three others injured.

THE family of a father-of-two who died in a road crash has paid tribute to him as a loving man who lived life to the full.

Stock exchange high-flyer Alexander Palmer, 36, of Haverhill Road, Little Wratting, near Haverhill was killed in a three-car collision last week, which left three others injured.

Mr Palmer, who leaves a wife and their two children, was driving a blue Audi convertible when the accident happened between junctions eight and nine of the M11 at about 7pm on Wednesday.

Despite the desperate efforts of paramedics he was pronounced dead at the scene.


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Mr Palmer's wife, Hilda, said he was a brilliant father and husband and would be greatly missed.

“Alex was a wonderful man, intelligent, funny, clever and hard working - his family was everything to him.

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“He lived a full life - he started his career in the city as a runner, passed his stock exchange exam on his 18th birthday, and continued to enjoy a successful career spanning nearly 20 years in London, New York and Tokyo.

“Alex had a huge circle of family, friends and colleagues and will be desperately missed by all that knew him.”

The collision involved Mr Palmer's Audi, a red Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 and a blue Renault Clio, and left the road closed for several hours in both directions.

Also injured in the collision were a couple in their 40s who were thrown out of their car by the impact of the collision.

The man was left with multiple serious injuries, and the woman broke her leg and sustained chest injuries.

Another couple, aged 26 and 24, sustained less serious injuries - all were taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Police are appealing for witnesses of the crash to call 01376 330722.

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