Sudbury: Woman, 73, knocked to ground and injured after car reverses near bank

Incident happened outside Santander in Sudbury Incident happened outside Santander in Sudbury

Friday, December 20, 2013
5:13 PM

A woman in her 70s was knocked to the ground and injured after being involved in a collision with a car in a Suffolk market town.

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The 73-year-old was crossing the road near the Santander Bank on Market Hill in Sudbury when a car parked in the road began reversing, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

The car collided with the victim, causing her to fall to the ground, the force spokesman added.

“The victim sustained pain to her hips, legs and shoulder as a result of the incident,” he said.

“The driver of the vehicle stopped but did not give the victim her details, which are now being sought.”

The vehicle is described as a small blue car and the driver is described as an elderly woman.

The incident took place between 11.30am and 12pm on Wednesday.

Witnesses are urged to come forward. Call police on 101 with information.

2 comments

  • It's only a matter of time before illegal parking (sometimes even on the pavement) outside Barclay's Bank in Felixstowe results in injury to pedestrians-I've already witnessed the impact on a visually impaired pedestrian who was forced away from the building by scaffolding (now thankfully removed)!

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    John Shirley

    Saturday, December 21, 2013

  • I know this location well. There are double yellow lines right there but they are never enforced. This is at least the second "hit and run" in Sudbury town centre in as many weeks by elderly female drivers who left injured people lying in the road. As an OAP driver myself, I consider they are inviting a call for us mature drivers to take a driving test again when we reach 70. (To be honest, I think we should and it would mean that eyesight testing would be done at the same time).

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Saturday, December 21, 2013

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