Teenager killed in car crash

A TEENAGE motorist was killed when his car left a west Suffolk road and ploughed into a telegraph pole on Friday night.

A TEENAGE motorist was killed when his car left a west Suffolk road and ploughed into a telegraph pole on Friday night.

The single vehicle accident happened around 8.30pm on the A1092 close to the junction with Cranbrook Lane, between Long Melford and Cavendish, near Sudbury.

Suffolk police believe the Red Hyundai car left the carriageway and crashed into a nearby telegraph pole, killing the driver.

The man, who will not be named until his next of kin have been informed, is thought to be in his late teens and although he was released from the wreckage by the fire service he was pronounced dead at the scene. The ambulance service also attended the accident.


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The road was closed for the remainder of the evening so accident specialists could investigate the circumstances of the crash.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “I can confirm that at 8.30pm we received a call to a single vehicle road traffic collision on the A1092 where a car had left the carriageway and collided with a telegraph pole.

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“There was one male occupant who was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

“The road was closed immediately and will remain so to allow a team of investigators to try and establish what exactly happened.”

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire Service said appliances from Melford, Sudbury and the pump rescue tender from Bury St Edmunds all attended and had freed the casualty by 8.56pm.

Any witnesses to the collision should call the western area roads policing unit on 01473 613500.

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