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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

The accident happened in Westerfield Road. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The accident happened in Westerfield Road. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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.

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