Couple in hospital after crash

AN elderly couple were taken to hospital after their car collided with a stationary vehicle.Pensioners Douglas and Tina Garratt had to be cut out of their black Ford by firefighters, after it was in collision with a white Vauxhall Nova parked in Bramford Road, Ipswich.

AN elderly couple are recovering at home today after their car collided with a stationary vehicle.

Pensioners Douglas and Tina Garratt had to be cut out of their black Ford by firefighters, after it was in collision with a white Vauxhall Nova parked in Bramford Road, Ipswich.

The Nova ended up in the middle of the road, close to its junction with Waveney Road.

Three fire crews, two ambulances and the police were called to the accident at 4.15pm yesterday, and the elderly couple were taken to Ipswich Hospital by paramedics.


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Pc Chris Allen, of Ipswich traffic police, said: "The white vehicle was parked at the side of the road and the Ford came along and hit the back of the Nova, sending it along the road several yards.

"Both occupants were elderly and were taken in separate ambulances to Ipswich Hospital. We don't know the extent of their injuries but they were not life threatening."

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A spokeswoman for the hospital today said Mr Garratt and a female patient had been discharged and returned home.

The Ford was towed away by 5.20pm yesterday.

The owner of the Nova, Jenny Pinter, of Steeles Road, Woolpit, who was visiting her daughter in Ipswich at the time of the accident, said: "I'm stranded in Ipswich, I have no car to go to work in Bury St Edmunds."

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The East Anglian Ambulance Trust was also called to another accident in the early hours today.

A car collided with a pedestrian at around 2.55am in Freehold Road, Ipswich.

One person was taken to Ipswich Hospital with minor injuries.

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