Accident leaves car upended on bonnet

A YOUNG woman has told how she awoke to find her car upended on its bonnet after an accident involving a tractor on a narrow country road.

Richard Smith

A YOUNG woman has told how she awoke to find her car upended on its bonnet after an accident involving a tractor on a narrow country road.

This dramatic picture of a blue Fiat Punto owned by Kim Rogers was taken by her boyfriend Adrian Smith outside his rented property in Snape Road, Tunstall, near Woodbridge.

The accident involving a tractor and two cars occurred at about 7.15am on Sunday and woke many villagers. Thankfully, no-one was injured.


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The two cars were parked in a lay-by beside the road to Snape, close to the junction with Orford Road, when the accident took place.

Miss Rogers, 20, of Parham, said: “My car is completely written off after what happened. I heard a pretty loud noise but did not think anything of it.

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“But my boyfriend had to get up to go to work and he said there had been an accident. I walked out of the front door and I saw my car balancing on its headlights - what a shock to have on a Sunday morning.”

Mr Smith, who works at Sink Farm, Eyke, was one of many people to take a photograph of the scene.

A neighbour, who declined to be named, said 10 farm workers came to the scene and cleared up after damage to a garden wall.

She has lived in Tunstall for eight years and she said a 20mph speed limit was required due to the narrowness of the road approaching the junction.

“What happened to the wall is a mess but that can be cleared up and the main thing is that no-one was hurt,” she said.

A 19-year-old man from Hollesley will appear before magistrates in Ipswich on June 23 in connection with the accident.

Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk police, said Adam Row had been charged with fraud, driving without due care and attention, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.

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