Three die in weekend of tragedy on roads

THREE people were killed in a weekend of tragedy on Suffolk's roads – bringing the death toll to six in just over 48 hours.Two men died on Saturday morning after an horrific head-on crash on the A1065 at Wangford, near Lakenheath, in which both vehicles burst into flames.

THREE people were killed in a weekend of tragedy on Suffolk's roads – bringing the death toll to six in just over 48 hours.

Two men died on Saturday morning after an horrific head-on crash on the A1065 at Wangford, near Lakenheath, in which both vehicles burst into flames.

And then a 19-year-old waiter from Framlingham was killed in the early hours of yesterday in a one-vehicle accident on B1119 road between Framlingham and Rendham.

Last night, a Suffolk police spokesman said: "There is no explanation as to why these accidents are occurring. There are no contributory factors, such as the weather, it is just a mystery.


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"We would say to people travelling today to allow plenty of time for your journey with the extra Bank Holiday traffic on the road."

The accidents followed the road deaths on Thursday night of two people at Freston, near Ipswich, and a pedestrian who died after colliding with a car on the slip-road of the A14 at the Seven Hills interchange near Nacton.

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There have now been 38 fatal accidents on Suffolk's roads this year – just five short of the entire tally for 2002.

Tributes were paid last night to the young man killed in the country road near Framlingham early yesterday .

Police said Mohsin Hasin , 19, was a passenger in a silver Mazda 626 when it left the B1119 on a bend near the crossroads for Cransford and Great Glemham at around 12.30am, coming to rest in a ditch.

The teenager, from Market Hill, Framlingham, was released from the wreckage by firefighters and treated at the scene by paramedics. He was taken by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.

The other man, believed to be around the same age and also from the Framlingham area, was also taken to hospital where he was being treated for a fractured spine and other injuries.

The owner of the restaurant where Mr Hasin worked as a waiter last night paid tribute to him.

Kobir Hussain, owner of the Prince of India in Market Hill, Framlingham, described him as a very good waiter who was popular with the customers.

He said Mr Hasin originally came to Framlingham when he went to live with his uncle, who owned the restaurant before selling it to him. He was born in Bangladesh, but moved to England as a child.

He was a pupil at Thomas Mills High School for six or seven years, and went on to college at Ipswich before returning to his family in London, he said.

He returned about six months ago to work at the restaurant, living above it.

"People liked him. He had got lots of friends in the town because he was brought up in this town," he said. "He was a very helpful person."

Meanwhile, police are appealing for witnesses after two men were killed in an horrific head-on crash on the A1065 at Wangford, near Lakenheath.

An investigation has begun after a Ford Focus, driven by a man in his 70s from the Cambridgeshire area, and a Lotus Elan, driven by 21-year-old James Dunkley from Staffordshire, were in collision at about 8.30am on Saturday morning.

A police spokesman said: "It would appear two vehicles collided head on and as a result of the collision one immediately caught fire while the driver of the other car was trapped inside.

"It was a horrific accident and witnesses and police officers are being offered counselling."

Police praised an unnamed officer who was first to the scene and bravely battled to save the driver of the Focus from his burning vehicle.

The spokesman revealed: "Attempts were made by a police officer who was first on the scene to try and rescue the driver.

"He was confronted with a vehicle on fire and attempted to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher but he was beaten back by the flames."

Firecrews from Brandon, Mildenhall, Thetford attended the scene just south of the Wangford New Road junction towards Brandon. The road was closed for seven hours on Saturday after the accident.

Anyone who witnessed the crash should call Suffolk Police on 01284 774100. Police are also asking for any witnesses to the B1119 crash to contact PC505 Fisher 01473 613500.

n There was a spate of other crashes yesterday on Suffolk's roads. Two people were seriously injured in a two-car crash in Blythburgh last night.

The accident happened at about 5pm at the junction of the A12 and the A1095. Police said two people had suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries in the crash and a third suffered only minor injuries.

An 18-year-old motorcyclist was taken to Ipswich Hospital after an accident on the A1120 in Peasenhall yesterday at about 2.50pm. His injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

A pedestrian was also taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Dove Street, Lowestoft.

The accident happened at about 12.45pm yesterday and the male victim was taken to James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. His injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

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