Appeal for witnesses after mystery crash

FELIXSTOWE: Witnesses are today being sought over this horror crash which left a woman with head injuries and a broken ankle.

The car ploughed into a sea wall off Langer Road, near the Martello Tower, at around 6.30pm on Tuesday.

Police, fire and ambulance crews arrived to find a car severely damaged after colliding into the concrete just yards from the sea.

The driver, a 20-year-old woman, sustained minor head injuries and a fractured ankle and was taken to Ipswich hospital after being cut from the wreckage by fire crews.

Philip Harper, a nearby resident who took pictures of the aftermath, said he was puzzled by what had happened.


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Mr Harper said: “The car was badly smashed up – it must have been travelling pretty fast when it hit the wall.

“The car park was fairly empty and there were no tyre marks to suggest the driver was skidding around – it all seemed pretty strange.

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“I didn’t witness the crash but I saw loads of blue flashing lights and decided to have a look.

“There were three fire engines, two ambulances and a couple of police cars there – it was pretty chaotic.

“The firemen got the woman out through the back of her hatchback car and she was rushed to hospital.”

Anyone who saw the Fiesta in the car park before the incident or the collision itself is asked to call Pc Ben Coombes at police headquarters roads policing unit on 01473 613500.

n Did you witness the incident or do you know the driver? Contact our newsroom on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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