December 8 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
An elderly driver is in hospital tonight after crashing his car through the garden wall of a house in a Suffolk village.
Firefighters were forced to cut open the roof of the vehicle to rescue the driver, a man in his 80s, and a front-seat passenger from the wreckage in High Street, Bildeston, at 4.45pm today.
The two motorists suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital, believed to be Ipswich Hospital, for a “check-up”, a spokesman for Suffolk police said.
He described their injuries as “not life-threatening”.
It is understood the black Ford Focus did not hit the house. The car was later recovered.
Police, who had cordoned off the area and closed the road, left the scene at 7.20pm.