Family of crash victim praise emergency services

Rodney Williams, 69, who died after a collision with a lorry in Newton Road, Sudbury. ANL-150203-153830001
Rodney Williams, 69, who died after a collision with a lorry in Newton Road, Sudbury. ANL-150203-153830001

The family of a 69-year-old man, who was killed after being hit by a lorry in Sudbury last week, have paid tribute to the emergency services.

Rodney Williams died on Wednesday in a collision with a lorry in Newton Road.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 1.10pm but, despite their efforts, Mr Williams died at the scene.

A statement from his family read: “Rodney, known to many as Pip, lived most of his life in Sudbury. He enjoyed being in the community with so many friends, some of whom go back to his school days at Sudbury Grammar.

“We are all shocked at the suddenness of his death while making one of his regular walking trips into town with his wife Helen.

“We would like to offer our gratitude and thanks to the wonderful emergency teams from the police and ambulance service, our neighbours and friends who were so supportive and kind in the aftermath of this terrible accident.

“Helen has really appreciated the many calls from family and friends, as they seek to provide comfort to her at this difficult time. He will be deeply missed by all his family.”

Police are continuing to ask anyone who saw the collision who has not yet spoken to officers to contact Pc Dean Webb at the serious collision investigation team on 101.