Updated: Two die as car crashes in Blythburgh, Suffolk

Fatal road traffic collision at Blythburgh.Two people died at Blythburgh last night, Saturday 23 Nov

Fatal road traffic collision at Blythburgh.Two people died at Blythburgh last night, Saturday 23 November 2013. At around 9.30pm police received a report of a grey Citroen Berlingo car colliding with the White Hart pub on the A12.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Two men have died after a car was in collision with a wall outside the White Hart pub at Blythburgh.

The tragedy happened shortly after 9.30pm on Saturday evening – and the busy road was closed until the early hours of Sunday as police dealt with the aftermath of the accident.

A single car – a Citroen Berlingo – was involved in the accident, which happened at one of the best known landmarks on the road.

It hit the wall of the car park, knocking down a telegraph pole, before resting on its side beside the pub.

The White Hart pub is in the middle of the village and is well known by local residents and travellers alike.


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At around 9.30pm police received a report of a grey Citroen Berlingo car colliding with the White Hart pub on the A12. Emergency services attended and two men were pronounced dead at the scene.

They are not believed to be local.

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A police spokeswoman said four other men were injured in the collision – two men were taken to Ipswich Hospital with one then being transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in a critical condition.

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The man who remains at Ipswich Hospital has serious injuries but is stable.

A man was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with serious injuries, and a man was taken to the James Paget Hospital but then transferred to the Norfolk and Norwich with serious injuries.

Both these men remain stable.

The pub suffered no significant damage, however it is to remain closed today as a remark of respect to the people who died.

The road was closed until 4am whilst a collision investigation got underway.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the collision or may have seen the car beforehand, which had been travelling north on the A12 towards Lowestoft.

Contact PC Andy Smith at Suffolk's Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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