Car involved in collision with two vehicles and shop front of G Tydeman jewellers in Bury Street, Stowmarket

The car embedded in the front of the jewellery story in Stowmarket

The car embedded in the front of the jewellery story in Stowmarket - Credit: Archant

A man was taken to hospital after a car collided with a jewellers in Bury Street, Stowmarket.

Car hits jewellers shop Tydemans in Stowmarket Town Centre.

Car hits jewellers shop Tydemans in Stowmarket Town Centre. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Police were called shortly after 11.45am to a report of a Lexus LS400 having been involved in a collision with a Renault Clio and a Suzuki, and subsequently gone into the shop front of G Tydeman jewellers.

There were no serious injuries reported, and everyone at the scene was confirmed as conscious and breathing.

However, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust were called to the scene.

The driver of the Lexus, believed to be in his eighties, suffered cuts and bruises and was taken to West Suffolk Hospital.


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Although the pavement was closed while the emergency services dealt with the incident, police said there were no major delays in the area.

Kerry Mayhew, a receptionist at Archant’s Stowmarket office, said as soon as she saw the collision she called for an ambulance.

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She said: “I heard the noise, looked out the window and saw a black car spin around, and a Lexus shoot across the road and go into the jewellery shop.

“I thought it was really bad.”

Mrs Mayhew added the man was shaken following the crash.

“I just sat with him, held his hand and got him to calm down,” she said.

“He had a bit of glass in his hand as well – we were just reassuring him.

“There was a guy from Carphone Warehouse came out and held his head as well.

“Everyone was a bit shaken up. It was quite a bang and the car flew across the road at quite a speed.

“The ambulance team were brilliant.

“The police were on the scene and they were really good – everyone did really well.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Pc Simon Myall at Suffolk police on 101 quoting CAD 158.

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