Woman killed in coach smash
A WOMAN was killed in a crash between a car and a coach in Suffolk yesterday - bringing the number of deaths on the county's roads this year to 35.The victim, who has not been named, died after her silver Peugeot 106 collided with a Belles Coaches coach along the B1122 near Theberton at around 2.
A WOMAN was killed in a crash between a car and a coach in Suffolk yesterday - bringing the number of deaths on the county's roads this year to 35.
The victim, who has not been named, died after her silver Peugeot 106 collided with a Belles Coaches coach along the B1122 near Theberton at around 2.30pm. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash takes the number of fatalities on Suffolk's roads to 35 this year, and was the fourth death on the county's roads this week.
Rae Leighton, county councillor for Blything, said: “It's severely unfortunate and I don't know why so many accidents have happened over the last few months.
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“I don't believe it's the weather or the condition of the roads but I don't know what's changed for so many accidents to happen.”
He said Suffolk County Council was currently campaigning for the A12 to be upgraded but that was completely unrelated to this incident.
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According to residents, it was the third time a coach has been involved in a crash with a car on that stretch of road.
The busy road, which runs from Yoxford to Aldeburgh, was closed until late into the evening as a result of the incident.
The female passenger of the car was trapped inside and had to be cut free by the fire service. She was taken to Ipswich Hospital. An air ambulance was called but was not used.
There were no passengers on board the coach and the male driver was not injured but was very shaken by the incident.
Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should contact Halesworth Police on 01986 835350.