Man dies after collision with hedge

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A man died in hospital following an incident on Sunday when the truck he was driving was in collision with a hedge.

Emergency services were called to the collision on the A140 in Mendlesham at around 5.20pm.

Fire crews from Debenham and Eye attended, as well as a rescue tender from Stowmarket and an enhanced rescue tender from Princes Street, in Ipswich,

They freed the motorist, who was trapped in a white Mercedes Sprinter that was found part way through a hedge but on all four wheels.

A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance were sent to the scene, where paramedics treated the man for a heart attack.

He was taken to Ipswich Hospital, where he was pronounced dead soon after.

It is not yet known whether the man’s death was a result of natural causes or of the crash itself.

Fire crews confirmed that no-one else was involved in the accident by checking the surrounding area using a thermal imaging camera.

Police are appealing for witnesses to call their serious collision investigation team on 01473 613500.