Driver's miracle crash escape

A 30-YEAR-OLD engineer from Shotley Gate today told of his miraculous escape after his car rolled over and was in a collision with a school bus.

A 30-YEAR-OLD engineer from Shotley Gate today told of his miraculous escape after his car rolled over and was in a collision with a school bus.

Antony Hubbard climbed free from his vehicle with barely a scratch on him and couldn't believe he was still alive following the crash at around 8.15am today.

He said: “The car in front of me slowed down and my wheel clipped the verge. The car rolled over and the bus pushed it into the bank.

“I felt the impact and the next thing the car was on its side and I thought 'thank God I'm still here'.

“I had to check my legs and I climbed out of the window. I'm a bit shaken up but I have no injuries.”

The bus was on its way to pick up children for the morning school run but there were no pupils on board at the time.

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Mr Hubbard was driving to work in Martlesham on the B1456 when the accident happened between Overall Farm and Thorn Corner near Shotley.

His father, Martin, dashed to the scene and condemned the stretch of road as an “accident black spot”.

He said: “This is the only route out of Shotley Gate. It is a very narrow stretch and there are always accidents here.”

The overturned car blocked the Ipswich-bound lane of the road, causing disruption to traffic in the area.

The family were waiting at the scene to get the vehicle recovered.

The crash follows another accident involving a bus between Great Wenham and Holton St Mary, near Capel St Mary, at about 7.30am.

A 49-year-old van driver was taken to Ipswich Hospital after the crash with a single-decker bus.

It is not thought the driver was seriously hurt.

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