Driver killed in crash on A140 at Stuston is named

Scene of the fatal crash outside Crabtree Farm on the A140 at Stuston. Photo: Bill Smith Scene of the fatal crash outside Crabtree Farm on the A140 at Stuston. Photo: Bill Smith

Sunday, February 9, 2014
10:47 AM

Police have named the driver of a silver Toyota Corolla who died following a crash involving two cars and a lorry on the A140 at Stuston on Friday evening.

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Scene of the fatal crash outside Crabtree Farm on the A140 at Stuston. Photo: Bill SmithScene of the fatal crash outside Crabtree Farm on the A140 at Stuston. Photo: Bill Smith

Allan Kerrigan, 62, of Edwin Close, Wymondham, was pronounced dead at the scene at Stuston, outside Crabtree Farm on the A140.

The driver of a silver BMW, who is from the Diss area, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge where he remains in a critical condition with internal bleeding following the crash which happened just after 4.30pm.

The lorry driver was also treated for shock.

At least six fire crews from stations across Norfolk and Suffolk joined police at the scene, near to the B1077 slip road to Diss, while the East Anglian Air Ambulance also attended.

Andy Mason, volunteer doctor and vice chairman of the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service, which provides volunteer doctors and paramedics to support the East of England Ambulance Service, said he was faced with a “very confused scene” when he arrived to help.

“The incident was spread out over more than 100 metres from the first vehicle to the last,” he said.

“One driver was quite clearly deceased, there was nothing that we could do for that person and all our attention was focused on trying to rescue the driver from the BMW.

“It took us quite a long time to extricate him for the wreckage.

“We called in an air ambulance from Cambridgeshire which flew to the scene

When we extricated him we stabilised him and he was taken to hospital.”

Dr Mason praised the team work of the emergency service workers in the scene.

“Everyone worked extremely well together trying to save the life of the BMW driver,” he said.

Ben Hall, a spokesman for SARS, added: “There were a lot of resources there and they all worked really well together, not just ourselves but also the ambulance service and firefighters who extricated the drivers.”

The body of the dead man was removed from the wreckage by fire crews, but remained at the site for the arrival of a coroner’s ambulance shortly after 8pm.

The road remains closed tonight between the B1118 and the junction with the B1077 as the initial investigation into what happened gets underway.

On Thursday, a motorcyclist was injured after colliding with an Audi on the same stretch of road.

An investigation is underway and police are asking anyone who may have seen the incident to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police by dialling 101.

Would you like to pay tribute to the victim? Call reporter Peter Walsh on 01603 772436 or email peter.walsh@archant.co.uk

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