Woman killed in A14 crash tragedy

A YOUNG woman died after her car crashed into the central reservation of a busy dual carriageway.The 28-year-old woman, whose three-year-old son is believed to have been a passenger in the car, was killed on the A14 at Levington yesterday.

By Danielle Nuttall

A YOUNG woman died after her car crashed into the central reservation of a busy dual carriageway.

The 28-year-old woman, whose three-year-old son is believed to have been a passenger in the car, was killed on the A14 at Levington yesterday.

She is the second person to be killed on Suffolk's roads within 24 hours.


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A three-year-old boy who was travelling in the rear of the blue Fiat Bravo car escaped the crash with minor cuts and bruises. He was taken to Ipswich Hospital to receive treatment to cuts to his head.

The accident happened at midday and forced emergency workers to close both sides of the road.

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The east and westbound carriageways of the A14 at Levington remained closed until 6pm last night while an investigation got underway, which plunged rush hour traffic into chaos.

The collision is thought to have occurred as the woman travelled towards Felixstowe.

Traffic was diverted off the A14 and on to the A12 and B1093 while motorists travelling towards Ipswich were diverted on to the old A45.

The victim's identity will not be revealed by police until her next of kin have been informed.

A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust said two ambulances along with medics and an officer were called to the collision, half a mile from the Kirton turn-off, shortly before noon.

Three fire crews from Ipswich and Felixstowe were also called out as one of the occupants, believed to be the deceased, was trapped in the vehicle.

The accident comes less than 24 hours after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a Citreon car in Martlesham on Monday.

Members of the public fought to try to save the 25-year-old but the man later died of his injuries at Ipswich hospital.

The accident happened in Anson Road, near Tesco's, at about 5.20pm. Police last night appealed for witnesses to the latest fatal collision to contact them.

They want to speak to the occupants, believed to be two females, of a red estate car travelling east bound at the time of the accident with its hazard lights on.

They also want to trace the driver of a dark coloured VW Golf car travelling westbound at the time of the crash. This vehicle is believed to have stopped initially before carrying on.

Police believe they could provide helpful information and urged them to call Pc Ben Coombes on 01473 613500.

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