Sudbury: Police appeal after man dies of head injuries

Police are appealing to a woman driver after a man in his 60s died following a collision with a car

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died in the New Year following a road traffic collision in a west Suffolk town two days before Christmas.

Peter Carr, 67, from Sudbury died from head injuries sustained at the time of the collision on January 2.

A police spokesman said Mr Carr had parked his car in Suffolk Road at about 10am on Thursday, December 23, before walking along the road towards Girling Street.

It was at this point that he slipped and fell against a car as it was driving along the road.


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The woman driving the car stopped and got out to speak to Mr Carr who the spokesman said did not appear badly hurt at the time. No emergency services were called and both continued on their way.

Mr Carr was later taken into hospital on New Year’s Day and died the following day. A post mortem examination showed that a head injury contributed to his death.

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Pc Andy Fossey, of the Serious Collision Investigation Team, said: “I want to speak to anyone who may have been in the Suffolk Road and Girling Street areas of Sudbury on the morning of Thursday December 23 and may have witnessed the road traffic collision. We believe that Mr Carr parked his vehicle at around 10am, but it could have been earlier or later than this.

“We also need to trace the female driver of the car which was in collision with Mr Carr. We have no details of the make or colour of the car, and no details of the woman in terms of age or appearance. It may be that the only person who knows who the woman is is the woman herself, so we are appealing directly to her to get in touch.”

Anyone who can assist with this inquiry should contact PC Andy Fossey at Suffolk Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.

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