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Husband may have been driving car in fatal crash

PUBLISHED: 07:56 23 April 2009 | UPDATED: 09:07 06 July 2010

A woman died after she was in collision with a car, believed to have been driven by her husband, in the seaside town of Southwold.

Despite efforts by paramedics to resuscitate her, the woman died at the scene of the collision at about 11.

A woman died after she was in collision with a car, believed to have been driven by her husband, in the seaside town of Southwold.

Despite efforts by paramedics to resuscitate her, the woman died at the scene of the collision at about 11.30am yesterday. The man was taken to the James Paget University Hospital, in Gorleston, for treatment to a head injury and shock.

The name and age of the woman have yet to be released and details about how the crash happened remained unclear last night. Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A Suffolk police spokesman said officers were called to the scene, in the Godyll Road / Lorne Road area of the town, by paramedics.

She added: “On arrival, emergency services found an older lady unconscious in the road. The woman died at the scene a short time later.

“The car also collided with other parked vehicles and a wall. A man has been taken to the James Paget Hospital for treatment.”

The car involved was a Ford Focus and the road, near Southwold Common, was closed for several hours as traffic police carried out investigations into the cause of the crash.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said it was understood the man taken to hospital was married to the victim.

She added: “It was a very sad incident. We were called by a third party and the lady had a trauma injury.

“Subsequently, she had a cardiac arrest and we attempted resuscitation, but sadly it wasn't successful and she was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

She added that the service had no further details about how the collision happened.

The scene of the tragedy is a main through route from the centre of Southwold to the popular harbour, but much of the area was cordoned off and drivers diverted.

Details of the condition of the injured man taken to the hospital were not released last night.

Witnesses should contact Suffolk police's serious collision investigation team on 01473 613500.

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