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Cars smashes into tree

PUBLISHED: 01:32 12 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:49 03 March 2010

A FELIXSTOWE man is today in hospital suffering from serious injuries after his car smashed into a tree in an accident in Cambridgeshire.

John Carpendale, 38, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, after being left with what police described as "serious internal injuries".

A FELIXSTOWE man is today in hospital suffering from serious injuries after his car smashed into a tree in an accident in Cambridgeshire.

John Carpendale, 38, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, after being left with what police described as "serious internal injuries".

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, in which Mr Carpendale's red Mazda 323 was the only vehicle involved.

A police spokeswoman said Mr Carpendale, Western Avenue, Old Felixstowe, had been travelling along the A1303 at Swaffham Bulbeck about ten miles west of Cambridge, when his vehicle left the road and crashed head-on in to a tree. He was the only person in the car at the time.

She said the cause of the crash was a mystery and although there had been three fatal crashes on the A1303 since 1998, they were all on different stretches of the road and it was not regarded as an accident blackspot.

"Traffic officers are still investigating the crash and will be looking into all the circumstances of it, including the road and weather conditions at the time. They will also be examining the vehicle and its condition," she said.

"It is a mystery at this moment but I am sure they will get to the bottom of it.

"We would still like to hear from anyone who may have useful information – who may have witnessed the crash, saw the car going off the road or in trouble, or may have seen it on its journey shortly before the accident."

The crash happened at around 1.40pm yesterday. Police are seeking witnesses and anyone who was travelling the route at the time and saw the incident is asked to contact investigating officer Pc Paul Symonds on 01223 358966.

Staff at Addenbrooke's today said Mr Carpendale's condition was stable.


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