Family pay tribute to man who died following collision on A1017

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision on the A1017 at Haverhill have paid tribute to him saying he “loved spending time with everyone.”

Officers were called shortly before 10.30pm on Thursday, August 19, following reports of a collision involving a red car – a Hyundai Getz – and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian – a man aged in his 40s – was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, but he died on Saturday, August 21, as a result of the injuries he sustained.

Pending a formal coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Clifford Anness, (pictured above) aged 48, from Haverhill.

Mr Anness’s family issued the following tribute saying: “In loving memory of Clifford Anness who will sadly be missed by all his family and friends. “Clifford Anness sadly passed away after a very bad car accident that took place in Haverhill on the August 19.

“Clifford enjoyed life to the fullest until he had a stroke in 2019 but he still carried on with life, he loved spending time with everyone. R.I.P Cliffy until we meet again, love you always love your family and friends. Your mum is going to miss you lots.”

Officers are still appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward, along with anyone driving in the area prior to the incident who has a dashcam in their vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting reference: CAD 412 of 19 August 2021

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