Teenager quizzed after woman killed in horrific A14 crash

Teenager arrested after woman killed in an horrific accident on the A14 just outside Ipswich.

A TEENAGER has today been arrested on suspicion of causing the death of a woman who was killed in a horrific crash on the A14 near Ipswich.

The tragedy was the second death to occur on Suffolk's roads today after a man fell off his quad bike less than a mile away.

The man's family were by his bedside at Ipswich Hospital when he passed away at around 1.50pm after the incident on the Ravenswood estate around an hour earlier.

The victim, who is in his 40s and believed to be a father, suffered head injuries when the yellow Suzuki he was driving was in collision with railings in Tayberry Road.

The road was closed off while crash investigators gathered evidence and it did not re-open until around 6pm.

A spokeswoman from Suffolk police said: “He was conscious and breathing, but at 1.50pm it turned into a fatal accident as the man died. His family are aware and were at the hospital. The quad bike was recovered.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.

Around four hours later, emergency services were despatched to the A14, where a female front-seat passenger was killed when her Citroen Saxo was in collision with an Audi A3 Tdi Sport before crashing into a signpost.

Emergency services were called at 6pm to the Cambridge-bound carriageway opposite the Orwell Crossing lorry park and just before the Nacton interchange.

Firefighters concealed the crash site with tarpaulins which were stretched between two fire engines as paramedics tended to the victim.

Vehicles stopped on both sides of the carriageway to offer their assistance, causing further congestion and it wasn't long before the westbound carriageway ground to a complete standstill.

The woman was declared dead at the scene and the female driver of the Saxo was taken to Ipswich Hospital. The driver of the Audi was uninjured.

The A14 was closed westbound at Sevenhills while an investigation was carried out and traffic was diverted down Felixstowe Road and back onto the A14 at Nacton.

The 18-year-old driver of the Audi, from Kesgrave, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He is currently in custody at Ipswich police station awaiting questioning.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the silver Citroen Saxo or the black Audi A3 Tdi Sport prior to this incident or who witnessed this incident.

Calls in relation to this incident should be made to Pc Phil Smith at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.