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Woman in 30s killed in car crash on country road

The crash happened on a Suffolk road on Friday morning Picture: ARCHANT

The crash happened on a Suffolk road on Friday morning Picture: ARCHANT

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A woman has died following a car crash on a country road in the early hours of Friday morning.

The crash happened on the A1092, between Cavendish and Clare, near Sudbury, at about 12.15am.

Police closed the road for several hours overnight but confirmed the closure had been lifted at 7.15am.

The collision involved a single vehicle – a Vauxhall Corsa travelling in the direction of Cavendish.

The vehicle collided with the roadside bank, according to police.

A spokesman said: “Emergency services attended the scene and the road was closed until about 7.15am while initial investigations were conducted.

“A woman in her early 30s sadly died at the scene. She was the sole occupant of the car and no-one else was hurt.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting CAD 4 of November 27.


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Suffolk Highways warn of nightime road closures on A134

Suffolk Highways have advised of alternate routes during the Northern Road resurfacing works planned in Sudbury in November. Picture: GOOGLE/SUFFOLK HIGHWAYS

Suffolk Highways have advised of alternate routes during the Northern Road resurfacing works planned in Sudbury in November. Picture: GOOGLE/SUFFOLK HIGHWAYS

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Resurfacing works planned in Sudbury will cause nightime road closures and possible traffic delyas on a main route to a busy industrial estate.

The A134 Northern Road in Sudbury will be closed between November 23 and 26 between 7pm and 5am each night.

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Suffolk Highways have suggested alternate routes to take – clockwise Newton Road via the A131 and A134 and anti-clockwise via the A134, A131 and Newton Road.

They have advised that access to businesses and properties will be restricted for the duration of the night-time road closures and have requested business deliveries to be reviewed and adjusted where possible around these works, as it will not be possible for HGVs to travel through the site.

For more information, contact Suffolk Highways on 0345 606 6171.


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Nightime road closures on A134 to cause disruption for HGV deliveries

Suffolk Highways have advised of alternate routes during the Northern Road resurfacing works planned in Sudbury in November. Picture: GOOGLE/SUFFOLK HIGHWAYS

Suffolk Highways have advised of alternate routes during the Northern Road resurfacing works planned in Sudbury in November. Picture: GOOGLE/SUFFOLK HIGHWAYS

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Resurfacing works planned in Sudbury will cause nightime road closures and possible traffic delyas on a main route to a busy industrial estate.

The A134 Northern Road in Sudbury will be closed between November 23 and 26 between 7pm and 5am each night.

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Suffolk Highways have suggested alternate routes to take – clockwise Newton Road via the A131 and A134 and anti-clockwise via the A134, A131 and Newton Road.

They have advised that access to businesses and properties will be restricted for the duration of the night-time road closures and have requested business deliveries to be reviewed and adjusted where possible around these works, as it will not be possible for HGVs to travel through the site.

For more information, contact Suffolk Highways on 0345 606 6171.


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Death crash lorry driver's 'truly shocking' behaviour caught on camera

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Police released footage from the dashcam of Caraza’s vehicle immediately prior to the collision and the external camera afterwards Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Police released footage from the dashcam of Caraza’s vehicle immediately prior to the collision and the external camera afterwards Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

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Police have called a truck driver’s behaviour moments after fatally injuring a cyclist ‘truly shocking.

Dan-constantin Caraza was jailed for 40 months at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYDan-constantin Caraza was jailed for 40 months at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Suffolk police released dashcam footage from a cement mixer driven by Dan-constantin Caraza and involved in a fatal collision on the outskirts of Sudbury in 2018.

The 30-year-old, of Bridge Avenue in Upminster, was jailed for 40 months and banned from the road for an extended period of five years and eight months at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday for causing the death of Brian Riley by dangerous driving.

Mr Riley, 65, from the Sudbury area, was pushing his bike along the A134 Long Melford bypass shortly after 10am on October 19 when struck from behind.

Witnesses reported seeing Mr Riley walking well within the white line to the nearside of the road and clearly visible to other road users, while Caraza was seen looking down into his lap, with his vehicle veering to the nearside and failing to brake.

Dashcam footage supported witness accounts, while analysis of Caraza’s phone found it had been active at the time and was used on a number of occasions earlier the same morning.

After the collision, a camera on the outside of the vehicle captured him exit the cab and place a phone into an external compartment, before going to check on Mr Riley.

Caraza admitted he had been distracted by the phone, but claimed to have not been using it.

He denied intent to pervert the course of public justice by hiding a phone in his lorry on the same date. Prosecutors accepted the pleas and did not seek a trial.

Detective Inspector Chris Hinitt, of the serious collision investigation unit, said Mr Riley’s completely avoidable death was caused by a professional driver who showed complete disregard for the lives of other road users.

“I struggle to find the right words to express my feelings about this incident and the sheer mindlessness that brought a very sudden and abrupt end to a 65-year-old man’s life,” he added.

“The reckless driving was compounded by the fact that after the collision, Caraza’s first thought was where to put his phone, rather than rush to the assistance of the man he had just hit – truly shocking behaviour.

“This should highlight, beyond any doubt, what a dangerous combination mobile phones and driving are. At best, you will receive six points and a £200 fine. At worst, you could be responsible for killing someone.”

Forklift truck on fire at Bures building site in Colne Road as Suffolk firefighters use hoses and masks

Firefighters from Sudbury are at the scene (file picture) Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Firefighters from Sudbury are at the scene (file picture) Picture: PHIL MORLEY

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Firefighters had to use hoses and breathing apparatus to tackle a forklift truck was is on fire at a building site in Suffolk.

The forklift is on a building site in Colne Road. Picture: GOOGLE MAPSThe forklift is on a building site in Colne Road. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Suffolk firefighters were called to the incident in Colne Road, Bures, at 8.36am today.

They used a breathing apparatus and hoses to put out the diesel forklift truck which was on fire.

Two engines attended the scene from Sudbury and the fire was put out by 9.37am.