Car smashes into Ipswich office

VIDEO Staff at an Ipswich recruitment company had a lucky escape today after a car careered through their shop window.

STAFF at a recruitment agency in Ipswich had a lucky escape when a car smashed through their office window today.

Incredibly no one was hurt as the vehicle careered into the Queen Street branch of Kelly Services, coming to a halt just feet from where people sat at desks.

The accident happened at about 1.30pm when the Suzuki Alto, driven by a 60-year-old woman left the road, narrowly missing pedestrians.

The spectacle drew a crowd of dozens of onlookers.

The driver of the car escaped with only minor injuries and was taken to Ipswich Hospital but the accident could have been much worse as scores of people walked along Queen Street on their lunch breaks.

Suzie Farqhason was inside the building when the car came hurtling towards her and her colleagues.

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The 33-year-old service manager said: “There were five of us in the branch at the time and I was sitting just inside the entrance. Suddenly there was a loud bang and the next thing I saw was a lady sitting in her car in front of me. She was conscious and seemed to be ok.

“It was pretty nasty but thankfully everyone was fine and I'm hoping we can get the place boarded up and be trading again in the morning.”

Emergency services received several calls from people who saw what happened and were on the scene in a matter of minutes.

Inspector Matthew Rose led the clear up. He said: “The driver had just dropped someone off at the corner and for some reason ended up in there. We were here almost immediately and after making sure everyone was safe, we set about recovering the vehicle and getting traffic moving again.”