Miracle escape motorist looking for Good Samaritan

A YOUNG motorist who is lucky to be alive following a nasty accident has described his miracle escape after his car rolled over up to seven times and ended up in a ditch.

Craig Robinson

YOUNG motorist who is lucky to be alive following a nasty accident has described his miracle escape after his car rolled over up to seven times and ended up in a ditch.

Adam Jones, of Prettyman Road, Felixstowe, was travelling on the A14 near Levington around 1am on Monday morning when his silver Citroen C2 skidded on a sheet of ice.

His vehicle left the eastbound carriageway and hit the embankment and flipped over several times before coming to a stop in a nearby ditch.

Amazingly the 20-year-old escaped virtually unharmed and managed to flag down a passing motorist who helped him out in his hour of need.

In the midst of the drama he forgot to find out her full name and is now hoping the Good Samaritan will get in touch so he can say “thank-you”.

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“I was coming down the A14 just past the turn for Levington when the car skidded on some ice,” Mr Jones said. “It rolled over six or seven times - the police and ambulance service said I was lucky to be alive.

“All I remember is going off the road and hitting the embankment. The car rolled and rolled and the air bag hit me in the face.

“When it came to a stop I took off my seatbelt and managed to get out of the car and onto the road. I waved my hands in the air and a lady in a ruby coloured Vauxhall stopped.

“I think her name was Sharon or Tracey but I'm not sure. She had dark hair. She took me to my sister's house and said she would wait with me until I knew that she was in. I'd just like her to get in touch so I can say thank-you. It was extremely kind.”

Mr Jones, a chef at Milsom's in Kesgrave, is now walking with the help of crutches after suffering tissue damage and bruising.

However he has no other injuries and is thanking his lucky stars he was not seriously hurt.

“I was extremely lucky,” he said. “It's very cold at the moment and I would warn all drivers just to take a little more care when they are on the roads because it is very icy.”

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police confirmed they were made aware of an accident on the eastbound carriageway of the A14 shortly after 1am on Monday.

If you are the Good Samaritan or think you can help Mr Jones track her down please contact him on 07891 098548.