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Wetheringsett – Man arrested following fatal collision on A140

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal road traffic collision on the A140 in Wetheringsett.

Police were called at just after 10pm on Monday 28 November to reports of a collision involving a lorry and a car at Brockford Street.

Ambulance and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service crews, along with a critical care paramedic from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) were also in attendance.

The car – a sliver Ford Galaxy – is believed to have been travelling northbound when it overturned onto its roof. The lorry, which was travelling southbound, then struck the overturned car as it passed.

One of the occupants of the car, a 32-year-old man, was located at the scene with serious injuries and was taken to West Suffolk Hospital where he later sadly died.

A police investigation into the incident has been ongoing and detectives have been working to identify any other potential occupants in the car.

As a result of these enquiries, a 25-year-old man from the Ipswich area has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop after an accident.

He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and has subsequently been released on bail until Wednesday 4 January, pending further enquiries.  

Officers would like to hear from any potential witnesses to the collision, or who might have seen anyone on foot in the area just after 10pm on Monday night.

They are also asking anyone else who was driving in the area around the time of the incident and who has a dashcam fitted in their vehicle, to review the footage for anything that may be of assistance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Joint Norfolk & Suffolk Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting reference: 37/75605/22.

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – [email protected]

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

If you have been involved in or affected by a road traffic collision, advice and support information can be found at: www.suffolk.police.uk/rtc

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Previous release | 29 November 2022 - 4pm
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A man has died following a road traffic collision on the A140 in Wetheringsett.

Police were called at just after 10pm last night, Monday 28 November, to reports of a collision involving a lorry and a car at Brockford Street.

Ambulance and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service crews, along with a critical care paramedic from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) were also in attendance.

Following the initial collision investigation, it is currently thought that the car – a sliver Ford Galaxy – had been travelling northbound when it overturned onto its roof. The lorry, which was travelling southbound, then struck the overturned car as it passed.

One of the occupants of the car was located at the scene with serious injuries and was taken to West Suffolk Hospital, where he later sadly died.

Officers believe there was a second occupant in the car who left the scene and has not yet been located. Efforts to find this person are ongoing.

The road was closed whilst the collision investigation work was undertaken and for recovery of the car, reopening at 9am this morning.

Officers would like to hear from any potential witnesses to the collision, or anyone that might have seen a lone person on foot in the area just after 10pm.

There are also asking anyone else who was driving in the area just prior to the incident and who has a dashcam fitted in their vehicle, to review the footage for anything that may be of assistance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Joint Norfolk & Suffolk Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting reference: 37/75605/22.

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – [email protected]

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

If you have been involved in or affected by a road traffic collision, advice and support information can be found at: www.suffolk.police.uk/rtc

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Previous release | 29 November 2022 - 6.45am
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The A140 is currently closed at Wetheringsett following a serious road traffic collision.

Police were called at just after 10pm last night, Monday 28 November, to reports of a collision involving a lorry and a car. However, it is believed the car had been involved in a collision prior to this.  

The A140 is currently closed between the junctions with the A1120 and Brockford Road.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use an alterative route where possible.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting reference: CAD 391 of 28 November.