Safety calls after car lands in garden

ANXIOUS residents are calling for safety measures to stop a spate of accidents on the main route through a Suffolk village.They warned of the problem in Tuddenham St Martin, near Ipswich, after a Land Rover overturned in The Street and ended up in a front garden.

ANXIOUS residents are calling for safety measures to stop a spate of accidents on the main route through a Suffolk village.

They warned of the problem in Tuddenham St Martin, near Ipswich, after a Land Rover overturned in The Street and ended up in a front garden.

The driver escaped unhurt after the accident, at about 4.15pm yesterday, close to a tight bend in the road and in wet conditions.

It is believed his car was in collision with a Citroen car parked in a lay-by on his side of the road, overturned and hit the wall of a garden on the opposite side.


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The driver did not require hospital treatment but his vehicle suffered extensive damage and queues of traffic built up in the village near Ipswich for two hours after the accident.

Nikki Pryke, of The Street, who owns the Citroen car, said: "There have been lots of accidents in the village. This one could have been much, much worse.

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"Just a couple of months ago a motorcyclist crashed at this spot and just missed my nephew, Edward. He could have been killed.

"When I cross the road, I wait until I can't hear anything because it's not good enough to cross when you can't see a car. It is very dangerous.

"We have asked for measures to sort the problem out."

Kay Anderson, whose garden the Land Rover crashed into, said: "There is some damage but it could have been much worse."

n Meanwhile, motorists driving too fast in the rain caused a spate of accidents in rush hour yesterday , according to Suffolk police.

Foxhall Road in Ipswich was blocked after two cars crashed there at about 6pm. There were also accidents on the A134 at Great Welnetham and the A11 at the Elveden crossroads.

None of the people involved in the accidents suffered serious injuries.

Meanwhile there were traffic jams on the A140 after a coach broke down near Creeting St Mary and police cleared up a diesel spill.

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