Two die on region's roads

By Lisa CleverdonTWO people have been killed and one woman left fighting for her life in three separate road accidents on the region's roads over the past few days.

By Lisa Cleverdon

TWO people have been killed and one woman left fighting for her life in three separate road accidents on the region's roads over the past few days.

A woman pedestrian from Bury St Edmunds was still in a critical condition in hospital last night after she was involved in a collision with a car at the weekend.

The 33-year-old is thought to have just left the annual Strawberry Fair event in Cambridge on Saturday when the accident happened.


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In the second incident, 28-year-old Kieran Jones died when his Lotus Elise sports car was in collision with another car on Sturmer Road, near Haverhill, just before 10pm on Tuesday.

Mr Jones, who lived in All Saints Road, Newmarket, with his partner, Tammy, trained to be a jockey, but instead went on to become a freelance groom and worked around the world breaking in horses for export.

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His mother Jill and three brothers, Russell, Murray and Hayden, live on the Isle of Wight, where Mr Jones was born.

Newmarket horse trainer Geoff Wragg, who employed Mr Jones until about two years ago, said: "Kieran was a really nice lad and was very popular among everyone in the yard. It is very, very sad."

The driver of the second car, a 37-year-old man from Sudbury, escaped with only minor injuries. His 70-year-old father, from Great Cornard, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, with a broken collarbone.

On Wednesday morning, Charles Adkins, 64, died after his Vauxhall Cavalier was involved in a collision with a lorry in Bedingfield Way, Bury St Edmunds.

Mr Adkins, who lived with his wife in Great Barton, was taken to West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, but died later that afternoon.

The collision, which happened at just after 8.30am, caused considerable delays in the area, with many motorists caught up in the aftermath of the accident.

Anyone with information about the Sturmer Road accident should contact Pc Shawn Gurney, of Essex Police, on 01376 330722 and anyone with information about the Bury St Edmunds accident should contact Pc Martin England, of Suffolk police, on 01284 774100.

lisa.cleverdon@eadt.co.uk

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