Pedestrian dies in van crash

Gazette: Pedestrian dies in van crash Pedestrian dies in van crash

A PEDESTRIAN has died after being hit by a van.

Police were called to the A134 after reports of a man aged in his 20s walking between Newton and Assington last night.

Shortly after they received a second call from a driver reporting he had struck the man with his van.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said: "Police were initially contacted by a driver around 6.20pm who reported she was concerned for a man walking along the A134 at Newton. 

"Officers immediately went to the area to see if the man could be located.

"Police then received a second call from a driver of a Ford Transit van who reported he had been involved in a collision on the road between Newton and Assington about 6.30pm.

"A search began in the area and at around 7.30pm the body of a man was located."

The road was closed while investigations were carried out.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to call the serious collision investigation team at Suffolk Police on 101.

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9:33am Mon 16 Dec 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

RIP and condolences to your family.
Such a dangerous and very busy stretch of road with no pavements or lighting and its the main route between Sudbury and both Ipswich or Colchester. We see regular near misses with cyclists so a pedestrian, particularly in the dark, has no chance at all.
RIP and condolences to your family. Such a dangerous and very busy stretch of road with no pavements or lighting and its the main route between Sudbury and both Ipswich or Colchester. We see regular near misses with cyclists so a pedestrian, particularly in the dark, has no chance at all. Say It As It Is OK?

10:06am Mon 16 Dec 13

angryman!!! says...

Very sad. Much more needs to be done on these main rural roads, between Colchester and Ardleigh I often see near misses.
Very sad. Much more needs to be done on these main rural roads, between Colchester and Ardleigh I often see near misses. angryman!!!

3:30pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Scoot says...

Such a sad loss especially at this time of year. Lets hope fingers don't point just at the driver. This could happen to anyone, on these country 'main' roads. I had the situation the other day of some idiot coming towards me with front fogs and main beam on. He only dipped his beam when he probably could have lip-read my views of him. I was just blinded for a split second and then saw a pedestrian in dark clothing walking at the side of the road. If he'd been wearing something brighter or carrying a torch pointing backwards I may have seen him earlier despite being dazzled. Fortunately for us both I managed to avoid him.
Such a sad loss especially at this time of year. Lets hope fingers don't point just at the driver. This could happen to anyone, on these country 'main' roads. I had the situation the other day of some idiot coming towards me with front fogs and main beam on. He only dipped his beam when he probably could have lip-read my views of him. I was just blinded for a split second and then saw a pedestrian in dark clothing walking at the side of the road. If he'd been wearing something brighter or carrying a torch pointing backwards I may have seen him earlier despite being dazzled. Fortunately for us both I managed to avoid him. Scoot

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