Woman dies following medical emergency on A12

Jackson was a serving officer at the time but resigned in July this year Picture: ARCHANT

A woman has died after a medical emergency on the A12 near Saxmundham - Credit: Archant

A woman has died following a medical emergency on the A12 near Wangford. 

Emergency services were called to the incident in the northbound carriageway shortly before 10.40am today, Thursday, December 30. 

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to a medical emergency on the A12 near Wangford just after 10.30am today.

"A community first responder, two ambulances and a senior paramedic in a support vehicle attended the scene.

"Sadly, despite the best efforts of all involved, an adult woman was pronounced dead at the scene.” 

One lane of the carriageway is currently closed while emergency services remain on scene. 

There have now been 21 people die on Suffolk's roads this year which is more than double the amount that were recorded in 2020, according to data from Suffolk police. 

There were 20 fatalities from 20 crashes on the county's roads this year up to December 20, compared with 10 deaths from 10 collisions over the same time frame in 2020, Suffolk police said. 

A spokesman for the force said reducing the number of collisions is a "priority" for them and their partners. 

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