Two killed and one seriously injured in deadly night on Suffolk roads
PUBLISHED: 11:55 08 January 2019 | UPDATED: 18:04 08 January 2019
Three separate incidents in the space of four hours have claimed the lives of two people and seriously injured a third.
A man and a woman have died and a third person is in hospital with serious injuries following three major crashes on Monday evening.
Details are still emerging about the separate incidents after police investigations were launched overnight.
5.44pm: Woman seriously injured in Lakenheath
The first collision, which left a woman in hospital with life-threatening injuries, happened on Eriswell Road (B1112) in Lakenheath.
Police and paramedics rushed to a collision between a car and a pedestrian near to the Lakenheath playing fields at around 5.45pm.
It is understood that a silver Renault Scenic car travelling south towards Lakenheath collided with a woman who was crossing the road.
The casualty was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with life-threatening injuries.
The road was closed to allow an investigation into the circumstances of the collision to take place.
Witnesses or anybody who may have dash-cam or mobile phone footage captured around the time of the collision are asked to call the Bury St Edmunds Roads Armed Policing Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 311 of January 7.
5.48pm: Cyclist dies in Sutton
Just four minutes later, shortly before 6pm, police were called to a serious collision between a car and a cyclist on the B1083 in Sutton, near Woodbridge.
Police, paramedics and three fire crews – one each from Ipswich East, Woodbridge and Princes Street – rushed to the scene.
However, despite the best efforts of emergency responders, the cyclist – a man in his 40s – died at the scene.
Police officers remained on site until around 1.20am on Tuesday morning while a collision investigation took place.
Any witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101, quoting reference CAD 315 of January 7.
9.30pm: Woman dies on A14 at Copdock
Later that evening, at 9.30pm, police were alerted to another serious incident close to the Copdock interchange near Ipswich.
The four vehicle collision involved a Hyundai i10, a Mercedes lorry, a Nissan Qashqai and a Peugeot 308, starting on the westbound on-slip and continuing into the carriageway.
Delcine Allen, 81, who was driving the Hyundai, was subsequently taken to Ipswich Hospital in a serious condition, where police confirmed she later died from her injuries.
The A14 westbound was closed between the Copdock and Sproughton junctions until 4am on Tuesday morning while a collision investigation took place.
Any witnesses to the accident are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101, quoting reference CAD 407 of January 7.