Trimley St Mary: Renewed appeal for witnesses to fatal collision

POLICE investigating a double fatal road traffic collision on the A14 at Trimley St Mary are renewing their appeal for witnesses to the incident.

Emergency services were called at around 1.50pm on Monday, August 20, with a report that a Fiat Punto car and two lorries had been involved in a collision on the eastbound carriageway, close to the Trimley slip road.

The female driver of the Punto, 59-year-old Christine Taylor of Clovelly Road, Coventry died at the scene and a teenage boy, 15-year-old William Taylor of Welsh Road, Coventry who was a passenger in the car, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with life threatening injuries but later died.

A second passenger, a man in his sixties, suffered life threatening injuries and was taken to Ipswich Hospital. He has since been transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he remains. His condition is described as critical but is making steady progress.

A 49-year-old man from Dovercourt was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and was taken to the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre. He has since been released on police bail and is due to return on Tuesday, October 16.


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Police have spoken to a number of people who were in the area at the time, but are aware that as this is a busy stretch of road there are likely to be a number of other people that haven’t as yet come forward.

Anyone who was travelling along this stretch of road and saw the vehicles either prior to, or when the collision occurred are asked to call Pc Andy Smith from Suffolk police on 101.

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