Man escapes car crash terror

A MOTORIST escaped a crash with just minor injuries after his car smashed through three fences, knocked down bollards and careered across a green where children often play, finally coming to rest in a ditch.

Rebecca Lefort

IT could have been so much worse.

A motorist escaped a crash with just minor injuries after his car smashed through three fences, knocked down bollards and careered across a green where children often play, finally coming to rest in a ditch.

The blue Hyundai Santa Fe left Carr Road in Felixstowe at about 11.20am yesterday, ramming through a wire fence into Adastral Close, which runs parallel to it.


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Today tyre marks can be clearly seen in the grass where the car left the road and hit the wire fence before it smashed into bollards and then a garden fence.

The car then crossed a green, crashing back through the original wire fence further along Carr Road where it ended up lodged in a ditch.

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It is believed the 55-year-old male driver of the car may have suffered a fit behind the wheel before the crash and he was taken to Ipswich Hospital by air ambulance to be treated for high blood pressure.

Residents of Adastral Close said they were pleased the accident had not ended in tragedy as the car drove across an area often used by youngsters to play.

The owner of the house whose garden fence was destroyed said: “I heard a large bang, it must have been when he'd hit the metal posts.

“At first I didn't know what to think when I saw the damage.

“It is a shame because the fence had only been up for about three months and we were in the process of painting it.

“But it could have been so much worse. Normally kids play out there playing football. Luckily they weren't out there then.”

Meanwhile another woman who lives on Adastral Close but did not want to be named said: “I heard a commotion and went outside.

“The car had ended up in a ditch. It looked like he'd done a massive U-turn and crashed into everything.

“He was slumped over the wheel but I think he was okay.

“It has caused a lot of damage but at least no one was badly hurt.

“This is normally a really safe road and things like this don't happen along here.”

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