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Driver’s licence to be revoked after car crashed into Meare

PUBLISHED: 16:57 03 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:57 03 August 2020

A car has driven into the Meare in Thorpeness after the driver lost control and crashed through a fence. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

A car has driven into the Meare in Thorpeness after the driver lost control and crashed through a fence. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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A man who was driving a car when it crashed through a fence into Thorpeness Meare failed an eye test at the side of the road and will now have his licence revoked.

A car was driven into the Meare in Thorpeness after the driver lost control and crashed through a fence. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDA car was driven into the Meare in Thorpeness after the driver lost control and crashed through a fence. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Suffolk police were called to the beauty spot at 1pm on Sunday after they received reports that a Volvo had crashed into the water at the boating lake.

An ambulance attended the scene but the driver was not injured in the crash.

Following the incident, a man in his 80s failed an eye test and will now have his licence revoked by the DVLA.

A spokeswoman from Suffolk Constabulary said: “Police called at 1.00pm on Sunday, August 2 to reports of a single vehicle collision in Thorpeness.

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“A Volvo XC60 car had entered the Meare. No injuries were reported.

“The driver, a man in his 80s, failed a roadside eyesight test and his driving licence will be revoked.

“The vehicle was recovered from the Meare a short time later.”


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