A14 collision - Family tribute

Thomas Allen

Update - 31 December 2012

Below is a tribute to Thomas Allen who sadly died following a road traffic collision, which happened on the A14 at Sproughton on Monday 24 December.

The tribute is from Thomas’ family;

Words cannot express the loss and devastation we are all feeling.  Thomas was simply The Perfect Son.

He was a kind, thoughtful, happy young man, with a wicked sense of humour.  He was just thrilled with the purchase of his new car.  Sadly driving this would result in his early death.

He was liked and loved by everyone who met him.  He worked at Booker Cash and Carry and had recently been promoted.  Life was going really well when he tragically died.  He was on the road to great things.

He was adored by his young sister and all our lives will never be the same.

Night night my lovely boy x

 

Update 26 December 2012

Police have named a man who died following a road traffic collision on the A14 on Monday 24 December.

Officers were called to the scene at around 10:20pm following a report that approximately 5-6 horses were loose on the A14 at Sproughton and four vehicles had been involved in a collision with the horses.

A man was taken to Ipswich Hospital with life threatening injuries and later sadly died.

The man has been named as Thomas Allen, a 23-year-old of Soham in Cambridgeshire.

A 26-year-old Ipswich man arrested on suspicion of causing danger to road users, has been bailed pending further enquiries and will return to the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre on 28 February 2013.

Witnesses to this incident are asked to call PC Ali Cotton at the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101.

Update 25 December 2012

A man has sadly died following a road traffic collision on the A14 at Sproughton.

Police were called to the scene of the collision at 10.20pm last night, Monday 24 December, following a report that approximately 5-6 horses were loose on the A14 at Sproughton and four vehicles had been involved in a collision with the horses.

Emergency services attended the scene and a man was taken to Ipswich Hospital with life threatening injuries.

The man, aged 23 years and from Cambridgeshire has since sadly died today, Tuesday 25 December.

A section of the A14 westbound carriageway between Copdock and Sproughton was closed in order to recover the vehicles and horses, three of which died as a result of the collision.

The A14 has now re-opened.

A 26-year-old Ipswich man arrested on suspicion of causing danger to road users, has been bailed pending further enquiries and will return to the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre on 28 February 2013.

Witnesses to this incident are asked to call PC Ali Cotton at the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101.

25 December 2012

A section of the A14 at Sproughton near Ipswich has been closed following a serious road traffic collision.

Police were called at 10.20pm, Monday 24 December, with a report that approximately 5-6 horses were loose on the A14 at Sproughton and four vehicles had been involved in a collision with the horses.

Emergency services attended the scene and a man, believed to be in his 20s was taken to Ipswich Hospital with life threatening injuries. The man remains in hospital in a critical condition.

A section of the A14 westbound carriageway between Copdock and Sproughton has been closed in order to recover the vehicles and horses, three of which sadly died as a result of the collision.

Diversions are in place.

It is expected that the road will be closed for a number of hours whilst the road is cleared.

A 26-year-old Ipswich man has been arrested on suspicion of causing danger to road users and is currently being held in custody at the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

Witnesses to this incident are asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101.

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