Man critically injured in freak accident

A PEDESTRIAN was fighting for his life last night after being hit by an out-of-control doughnut trailer in a Suffolk town.The freak accident happened about 9.

A PEDESTRIAN was fighting for his life last night after being hit by an out-of-control doughnut trailer in a Suffolk town.

The freak accident happened about 9.15am on Saturday as the 50-year-old was walking along Handford Road in Ipswich.

The trailer broke loose from a van, crossed carriageways and mounted a kerb before smashing into the victim, whose identity is unknown.

He was taken to Ipswich Hospital with broken ribs and head injuries that were initially described as life-threatening.


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He was undergoing head scans over the weekend and was set to be transferred to Cambridge's Addenbrooke's Hospital to receive specialist treatment for his injuries.

Last night, a spokesman for Suffolk Police said: “He is in a critical but stable condition and remains in Ipswich Hospital.”

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It is thought the LDV turbo van towing the doughnut trailer was on its way to Ipswich town centre to set up for business at the time of the accident.

Police closed the road between the junctions of Burlington Road and Portman Road for more than three hours while investigations were carried out. Traffic was diverted.

Lisa Miller, spokeswoman for Suffolk police, said: “The man was walking along the path when he was hit. The trailer has gone across the carriageway.

“Handford Road was closed at the junction with Portman Road until 1.30pm. There is no suggestion any other vehicles were involved.”

A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Ambulance Service said the man was conscious and breathing at the scene of the accident and had spoken to paramedics.

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