Car mounts pavement and crashes into front garden in Westerfield Road, Ipswich, after driver falls ill
PUBLISHED: 15:46 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:08 17 July 2017
A car crashed into a front garden of an Ipswich home this afternoon after its driver suffered a suspected stroke at the wheel.
The driver, a man thought to be in his 70s, was driving a Toyota in Westerfield Road, near to Christchurch Park, when he fell ill at the wheel at around 2.20pm.
A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “Some has been taken ill at the wheel.
“The car has mounted the pavement and gone into a front garden.”
The ambulance service was also called to attend to the man.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: “A rapid response vehicle and ambulance crew attended to a man, believed to be in his 70s, who had suffered a suspected stroke at the wheel.
“He was taken to Ipswich Hospital for further care.”
No one else was reported to have been hurt.