Update: Police remain on the scene of double fatal road collision in Great Barton

The accident scene on the A143 between Great Barton and Bury. The accident scene on the A143 between Great Barton and Bury.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
3:33 PM

A man and a woman have died in a collision between a car and a lorry in Great Barton this morning.

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Paramedics, police and the fire service were called to the scene, on the A143 near the junction with The Avenue, when the incident was reported at about 10.45am.

Two people who were inside the car were pronounced dead on the scene. The male HGV driver did not suffer any injuries.

The lorry is understood be from Harleston in Norfolk, while the car is believed to be from Suffolk.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said a number of people are understood to have witnessed the collision but left the scene prior to the arrival of police, and officers are keen to hear from them.

If you witnessed the collision, call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

8 comments

  • I am very sorry to say this, as I am sure the lorry driver is feeling awful as it is, but I live in a village right on the entryexit of a 3060 limit and numerous times I have seen this companies vehicles travelling way over the limit. Local companies to us (foulgers) are now courteous in our village and have on board cameras....it would be interesting to see whether this company does too, would answer alot of quesitons. Whilst it also may have been the fault of the drivers in the car too many lorries are going at too fast speeds through our villages..PLEASE SLOW DOWN! SPEED KILLS, I will not even walk into our village centre as I am petrified of these large lorries travelling too fast, i fear for the safety of my 4 children.

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    luanmapo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Please don't prejudge this tragedy. Lolly, I totally agree and certainly don't know why comments have been allowed.

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    blackcab

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Ben Taylor - - You say you have “No Doubt” the accident was caused by overtaking....you were a witness then? If not don’t assume you know what happened, for god sake two have died here....it is disgusting you start blaming them without knowing ANY facts at all

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    MickB1

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Ben Taylor - - You say you have “No Doubt” the accident was caused by overtaking....you were a witness then? If not don’t assume you know what happened, for god sake two have died here....it is disgusting you start blaming them without knowing ANY facts at all

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    MickB1

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Overtaking no doubt and impatient. Tragic.

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    Ben Taylor

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Do you really think it appropriate to show a photo of the crash scene? A bit of respect for families of those involved perhaps wouldn't go a miss.

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    Lolly

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Who was over taking who, because its the artic who is on the wrong side of the road!!!

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    Colby Army!

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I note my previous comment regarding this haulage companies constant speeding through our village hasn't been published!!!

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    luanmapo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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